Teen suicide prevention watch in England

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November 30, 2016 by dontbringlulubook

The health secretary Jeremy Hunt has agreed that mental  health for children and young people is the biggest single area of weakness in NHS provision in England.

Mr Hunt said there’ve been too many tragedies.

The BBC’s health editor Hugh Pym has reported on the World at One programme that 14 % of children with life-threatening conditions are being turned away – that includes those who’ve made attempted suicides or have anorexia (the so-called slimming disease).

The programme heard that sometimes children or adolescents end up on adult psychiatric wards.

The World at One BBC radio programme can be heard here, presented by Martha Kearney and with Hugh Pym’s report around 13 minutes into the recording:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04jcchs#play

 

 

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