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Stop the cuts to children and young people’s mental health services

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Thousands of children and young people are under pressure and suffering everyday but can't get the help they so desperately need because mental health services are being cut across the country.

Annie is one of the thousands of teenagers who has struggled  to get the help they needed, when they needed it. Annie is just 17.

"Since I became a teenager I have been really unhappy and have had severe mental health problems. I have self harmed, struggled at school and my life at home has sometimes been like a war zone because I was desperately suffering and taking it out on my parents. 

When I first started to struggle. I didn’t know what was going on and neither did other people. They thought I was acting up and being a ‘typical teenager’. I felt so alone.

I have been admitted to hospital but onto an adult psychiatric ward, not a children’s ward because there were no beds available. I got help but it was years after I started to struggle. I needed help early on, right at the start.

I eventually managed to the help I needed,  but too many young people don’t,  and the consequences are tragic for them and their families."

Sign this petition now and fight with Annie for more mental health support for children and young people.

 



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