Feb 4, 2019
For young people struggling with their mental health, getting help can be hard. Long waiting times, strict criteria for access, and real uncertainty once you turn 18 are just some of the obstacles you can face in a system seriously failing to meet the level of need.
The Government has recently unveiled a bold and ambitious set of reforms which they promise will transform the way that we approach children and young people’s mental health in this country. But does it stack up?
In this episode, I speak to the experts to find out how the system for supporting young people's health works, and where it falls down. I head to Birmingham to visit a mental health service that's trying a different approach, and hear from some young people there. Lastly, I sit down with Luciana Berger MP to get her take on the government's reforms.