Three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental heath condition but faced with budget cuts - services for children and adolescents are being cut back. Waiting times are getting longer. So what is the solution? Join Alison Mackenzie and her guests, Andrew Stephenson the Conservative MP for Pendle, Angela Eagle the Labour MP for Wallesey and Dr Marc Bush , Policy Director at the Young Minds Charity.
More than 12 thousand children referred to mental health services in the North West have been rejected for treatment, according to NSPCCRead the full story ›
Former footballer Clarke Carlisle has revealed that a stranger persuaded him to speak to his family rather than take his own life.Read the full story ›
A unique mental health database has been launched to offer support and guidance for people in need of helpRead the full story ›
What's it really like to live with a long term mental illness?
Jon Paul Bamford began to hear voices as a teenager. He's lived with his condition for more than 20 years.
But after support and therapy from Rochdale MIND, Jon Paul says he now thinks of his voices as a gift.
And he says he uses the voices only he hears to help him write songs.
In the next in our series of pieces raising Mental Health Awareness he's been talking to our correspondent, Matt O'Donoghue, about his illness and about how people's attitudes towards it need to change.
Figures obtained exclusively by Granada Reports show that children are waiting up to nine months to receive mental health treatment.Read the full story ›
The MP for Worsley and Eccles South, has been appointed as the new Shadow Cabinet Member for Mental Health and Social Care.Read the full story ›
A desperate mum claims she has to put her mentally ill son in handcuffs at home because of a lack of support from mental health services.
Joely Hignett says she has to physically restrain 24-year-old son Kyle Hignett, who has a borderline personality disorder and suffers from psychosis, to stop him from harming himself or others.
Joely who's from Warrington has released the video of Kyle sobbing and screaming to raise awareness of his condition - but said she feels 'let down' by the mental health system.
And a warning you may find this report by correspondent Amy Welch distressing.
The family of a teenager who took her own life in a secure mental health unit claim more could have been done to save her.Read the full story ›
It’s estimated that one in ten young people will experience a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression.Read the full story ›