In the clip below, Jean – who has used mental health services for 10 years – tells Community Care about the human impact of the issues raised by our investigation with BBC News into problems accessing mental health crisis care.
Note: Jean not interviewee’s real name. Picture credit: Rex features/Phaney. Thanks to Mind.
More on the mental health beds crisis:
- Patients at risk as unsafe mental health services reach crisis point
- 10 ways the mental health beds crisis is hitting patient care
- ‘This situation makes me embarrassed to work in mental health’: a social worker’s story