Mental Health Services In Crisis? (BBC News)

Summary

Mental health services in England have been described as “a car crash”, not prioritised by the health secretary, by Professor Sue Bailey the outgoing president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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Buchanan, M. (2014). Mental health services ‘a car crash’. London: BBC Health News, June 24th 2014.

Possibly of interest, pressure on mental health beds is said to be resulting in some patients being sectioned to secure necessary care; according to a survey of junior doctors.

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Buchanan, M. (2014). Patients sectioned ‘because of pressure on beds’. London: BBC Health News, June 2nd 2014.

Possibly also of interest, concerning cuts in mental health services for children in England:

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Cooke, J. (2014). Mental health services cuts ‘affecting children’. London: BBC Health News, June 20th 2014.

NHS England confirmed a “knowledge gap” about the extent to which mental health problems affect young people:

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Buchanan, M. (2014). Beds shortage for child mental health patients. London: BBC Health News, July 11th 2014.

Mental health services for young people in England are “stuck in the dark ages” and unfit for purpose, according to Norman Lamb (Care and Support Minister). A task force has been created to consider how services might be improved.

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Buchanan, M. (2014). Youth mental health care ‘in dark ages’, says minister. London: BBC Health News, August 20th 2014.

More discussion on parity of esteem:

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Pym, H. (2014). Robin Williams’ death has sparked wider debate. London: BBC Health News, August 15th 2014.

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