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Plans for new mental health hospital in York step closer

Plans for a new mental health hospital in York have moved a step closer after a public consultation.

People have been campaigning for a new facility Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The governing body of local healthcare has approved the proposal for a new facility, for which people living in the Vale of York have been campaigning since the closure of Bootham Park Hospital last year.

There will now be more talks with the public about where the new site will be and what facilities it can provide.

WATCH: 'teenage self-harm' investigation

The number of times teenagers have been admitted to hospital after self-harming has almost doubled in the last four years in some parts of the North East.

The research carried out by ITV News Tyne Tees reveals many young people are struggling to cope at school or deal with issues in family life.

At the start of Children's Mental Health week one expert has told us the issue is epidemic among teenagers.

Our reporter Julie Harrison has been talking to young people who self harmed in the past.

She's also been finding out more about the help available for teenagers. You may find some of the content of her report upsetting.

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