Published on 11 May 2017 Sections ,

Mental health services under strain

Health and Social Care Correspondent

This programme has discovered that the lack of suitable mental health services in the community means that in the space of the last five years there’s been more than a 100 per cent increase in the number of mentally ill children going to A&E to get help.

Our Health and Social Care Correspondent Victoria Macdonald has spoken to two families having to cope when their severely ill children could only get treatment miles away from their homes.

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