A teenager with mental health problems has been held in custody by police since Thursday night as there are no beds available on the NHS, according to a senior police officer.
The 16-year-old girl was detained on Thursday night and was sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983 by Friday lunchtime, said Assistant Chief Constable Paul Netherton of Devon and Cornwall Police.
An investigation of coroners’ reports and NHS trust papers with the journal Community Care found another patient denied a bed later killed his mother.
It comes as mental health beds are being cut in England – figures show more than 2100 have gone since 2011.
The NHS England said spending on mental health was increasing in real terms.
Closure of Recovery & Connect service !
Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services “under unprecedented strain”, says the nurses’ union.
The Royal College of Nursing says there are now 3,300 fewer posts in mental health nursing, and 1,500 fewer beds, than in 2010.
At the same time, demand has increased by 30%, the RCN said.
A mental health charity said this was damaging the care patients received, leaving them needing long-term support.
About a month ago, I was walking home from Park House Hospital, when I saw a fellow User CB who seemed quite happy telling me that his benefit is safe after a Work Capability Assessment (WCA). I was a little bit concerned, attending the WCA on his own, because apart from him suffering from Severe Depression, he has moderate learning difficulties (Caused in a road accident as a teenager Obtaining brain damage) also some physical disabilities. Manchester City Council have assessed him being Severe Mentally Impaired (SMI) He had no money and was not receiving housing benefit, which could make him homeless, due to his lack of capacity, impairment, he did not understand the result of the WCA.
‘People are dying!’ Oldham MP’
Oldham MP Debbie Abrahams has sensationally accused the Government of contributing to the deaths of vulnerable people due to sanctioning benefit claims in order to improve figures.
The Oldham East and Saddleworth constituent publicly lambasted the secretary of state for work and pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, at a Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Select Committee yesterday.
UK ‘sleepwalking’ towards crisis in children’s mental health, warns charity
Children’s mental health has got worse over the last year or ‘remained persistently bleak’, according to 90% of frontline professionals.
I believe that if life is a game, then the people who win are not the ones who work the hardest but those who enjoy themselves the most. I want to learn at school and to learn, I need to be happy. Those happy moments are the ones we remember the most. Choosing between my mental health and my grades is not a decision that should have to be made. We need to be able to love learning and school. Please start caring about the health of students. Make school a better place. Thank-you for reading.
A Manchester man who became so anxious at the thought of leaving the house that he barely went out for two years, is now enjoying a healthy social life just six weeks after meeting with a health trainer.
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