The mother of a man who took his own life after turning to drugs as he tried to deal the trauma of being sexually abused says more needs to be done to help people like her son.
Simon Holt from Bradford suffered in silence for fourteen years before police asked him to give evidence against his abuser who it emerged had carried out many more attacks.
His mother Dorothy says he never recovered from what had happened.
Now she says she will not rest until there are more facilities to help people like Simon. Katie Oscroft reports.
In response to Dorothy Holt's campaign, a spokesperson for Bradford Council said that they fund a variety of programmes to help people with mental health issues and addiction. They added they do provide access to residential rehab, though it may not always be the most suitable option. And it is important that programmes are tailored around the needs of the individual.