Survey finds 54% of parents with children in mental health hospitals say they have not improved and 24% say they are worse
More than half of parents with children in mental health hospitals do not feel their condition has improved as a result of treatment, while nearly a quarter say it has actually deteriorated, according to a survey.
Despite ‘scandalous’ practice being outlawed six years ago, vulnerable minors are still being treated in adult settings
By: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Mental health campaigners condemned the persistence of the problem and said it was completely unacceptable for vulnerable minors to be subjected to what many find a “terrifying” experience. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Dozens of children and young people with mental health problems are still being treated on wards containing adults […]
The health secretary recognises that the inadequacy of Camhs is leading to tragedies – and yet he refuses to fund it properly
BY: Hannah Jane Parkinson @ladyhaja ‘Hunt has the gall to tell us that mental health services are failing children and adolescents.’ Photograph: Con Tanasiuk/Design Pics Inc Actions speak louder than words is perhaps the maxim that governments should live by; that governments should have as their desktop screensavers or written on Post-its on ministerial fridges. […]