There’s concern disruption to mental health services across the north west this evening could make some patients’ conditions worse.
Around 6 thousand psychiatric nurses will be refusing do to any overtime in a dispute over staff shortages.
Hundreds of appointments are expected to be cancelled, mainly in community-based facilities.
Michele Kerrigan is CEO of GROW, which runs mental health support groups across the country.
She says those cancellations will add to the stress of people needing help: