Rise in calls for help with mental health

MORE than 250,000 anti-depressants have been handed out to patients in Loughborough and the surrounding villages over the last five years.

And in Loughborough, over the same period of time, 136 people have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

The figures have been supplied by West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WLCCG), which commissions local services on behalf on the NHS.