Tag Archives: mental health

Children suffering from mental health conditions put in prison cells for want of suitable hospital beds

The vast majority of cases involved young people who posed no threat to the public, but who were suicidal or in danger of self-harming

More than 200 children, some as young as 12, were held in police cells while suffering mental health crises last year, because of a lack of suitable hospital beds, figures obtained by The Independent on Sunday reveal.

Police in England and Wales detained 202 vulnerable under-18s under the Mental Health Act, some for more than two days, despite widespread condemnation of the practice. Hampshire police held a 17-year-old girl for 63 hours and 40 minutes, while Nottinghamshire police held a 16-year-old girl for 52 hours.

It's so wrong.

Fat cats milk the NHS yet doctors like me have to turn away the sick to save cash

No doubt you read with anger and disbelief the Mail exposé of the astronomical salaries some NHS managers are being given. Anyone who pays into the NHS would feel the same.

Carers of people with a mental illness feel the stigma too, says Cambridge expert

The carers of those with mental ill health often feel that stigma – real or imagined.

David Jordan

By CambridgeNews  |  Posted: April 08, 2015

Unfortunately, despite the promise of a substantial increase in the funding for mental health over the next five years, the funding of mental health services in Cambridgeshire has been one of the lowest in the country for decades.

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