There has been an alarming rise in the number of people with mental health problems who feel they’ve got nowhere to go for treatment other than their local A&E.
An exclusive investigation by Granada Reports has revealed more than 40- thousand people with psychiatric issues went to A&E in the North West in the last three years – a rise of almost 70 per cent.
The Government says it’s investing millions in support.
Charities and people affected say mental health services are collapsing due to cuts.
Sarah Rogers has this report:
Watch Alan Hartman being interviewed by ITN News concerning the lack of Manchester Mental Health Services and why so many Service Users are attending A&E departments.