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Prince William visits Oxford to raise awareness of mental health

Prince William has made his first public appearance since the news broke that he was to become a father for the third time. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially announced the news yesterday. Today the future heir to the throne was in Oxford. After stepping down from his role as Air ambulance pilot in the summer today he focused his attention on mental health - pledging to raise awareness of the issues facing our emergency workers. Mary Stanley has our report.

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Kent trust sends hundreds of people with mental health issues out of the county for treatment

More mental health patients from a Kent NHS Trust have been sent out of the county for treatment than anywhere else in England.

Those are the findings of a report by the British Medical Association.

The Kent and Medway Partnership NHS Trust says it has now made real improvements in providing local care and beds.

Helen Greatorex, Chief Executive of the Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership says the issues raised in the report are being addressed.

More than 3,000 children hospitalised for self-harm

Mental health care provision for young people is under the spotlight

According to recent figures, more than 3,000 children in the south east were hospitalised for self-harming themselves last year.

The total number of children treated in England and Wales in that same time period was 19,000.

Common pressures on teenagers include - bullying, pressures at school, and emotional abuse - all issues which can require professional help.

Julie Harrison's report contain details of the troubles that some young people have experienced - that you may find upsetting.

The interviewees are Aimee Wilson, Dr Paul McArdle, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; and Zoe Gilder, from the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service.

If you have been affected by any of the issues in the report or would like some advice. You can contact the following organisations:

ChildLine, the NSPCC, the Samaritans, and Mind the mental health charity.

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