On the 24 September BBC Panorama aired the programme Kids in Crisis which followed presenter Sea Fletcher, whose own teenage son has been hospitalised with severe obsessive compulsive disorder, as he investigates Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. The ACP Contributed in a number of ways to the Panorama programme, which included an interview with our CEO, Nick Waggett.
The full programme can be viewed here BBC Panorama Kids in Crisis
The programme showed a bleak picture of service in some parts of the country but was an opportunity for us to further our campaign for excellent CAMHS to be available for all children and young people who need it, and for all CAMHS to have access to a child psychotherapist. The programme led to a lot of interest in the press and to requests for radio interviews. (see media coverage below).
- Some Children Only Receive Care After Attempting Suicide As Mental Health Treatment Cut
- Child mental health services ‘not fit for purpose’, says top psychiatrist
- Depressed teenagers are being DENIED access to mental health treatment, parents tell BBC's Panorama - and they are only taken seriously after attempting SUICIDE
- The Welsh teenager who had to travel five hours from home to receive mental health treatment
- Child mental health: CAMHS 'not fit for purpose'
- Children ‘must be suicidal to get help’ for mental health problems