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Mind Matters: A look at mental health in the North West

Mind Matters: A look at mental health in the North West

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Mind Matters: an exclusive look inside Liverpool's Clock View Hospital

The number of people seeking help for mental health problems seems to be constantly on the rise.

The region's newest mental health unit - the Clock View Hospital in Liverpool - has only been open a matter of months but it's already full all the time.

In Merseyside alone over the last four years, the number of people contacting the Merseycare NHS Trust has reached half a million - a rise of 15%.

The new hospital cost £25 million and already, staff are saying its 80 rooms are constantly occupied.

Only those with serious illness are admitted to Clock View with a number of patients sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Our reporter Sarah Rogers was given exclusive access to the wards.

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