A family struggling to find mental health care for their 10-year-old daughter have called on health bosses to confront an acute shortage of beds for young people.
Samantha and Jonathan Lethbridge say their daughter has had episodes of suicidal thoughts 40 times in the past two weeks. They have been forced to care for her at home since an initial episode in A&E;, when they were told she would not be able to get psychiatric care. “Our daughter needs urgent medical support and there […]
Quite a few of those experiencing mental ill-health want to be able to refer themselves directly to NHS mental health services, rather than having to wait for a GP to do that
Inadequate support of greater concern than trouble getting a GP appointment and desire for more joined-up services The government has increased the NHS budget for mental health to £11.7bn. Photograph: Joe Fox Photo/Alamy Mental health has become the area of NHS and social care the public most worry about and want improved, with delays in […]