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Mental Health: Teen's fear over long-term problems after concerns ignored

Victoria Lampard is looking at the provision of mental health services across our region.

In the second of her special reports she has been talking to teenagers who believe they'll suffer from life-long problems because their mental health concerns weren't taken seriously when they first sought for help.

Across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, mental health services for young people will receive an extra £30m of government funding over the next five years.

There are concerns that with referral rates to one trust covering Norfolk and Suffolk increasing by 57% since 2013, the extra investment can't come soon enough.

Watch her report below.


Trust Chief Executive accepts there are problems

The Chief Executive of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has accepted that some of the findings in a damning health watchdog report are correct and are being addressed.

The CQC branded the trust -which provides mental health services- as inadequate and are calling for it to be placed in special measures

Michael Scott has been talking to Jonathan Wills and Becky Jago about the work being done to put things right.

Click below to see the interview

MP "concerned" over CQC critical report into Health Care Trust

Norwich North MP Chloe Smith Credit: ITV News Anglia

Chloe Smith, the Conservative MP for Norwich North, today reacted to the CQC's inspection report into the "inadequate" Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, which has it's headquarters in her constituency:

"Obviously this report is deeply concerning. My priority as a local MP is to support the Trust, its hardworking staff and all those who need better mental health care. The Trust management has set out how it plans to improve and it must continue to work to gain the confidence of staff and provide better care to the most vulnerable."

– Chloe Smith MP


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