18 May 2023

Mental health: young people say care system is ‘failing’


A survey of hundreds of young people with severe mental health issues has found that most had to deal with very poor levels of care in NHS hospitals.

Fewer than one in ten said that they’d had a positive experience.

Those are the findings from the charity Mind, which have been shared exclusively with this programme.

Many talk of dealing with problems such as untrained staff, being sent far away from their families and the overuse of physical restraints.

20-year-old Freya is one such example. She has been treated in six mental health inpatient units and described her experiences to us.