I have been very vocal in expressing my view that mental health care in the UK needs to be better. Everyone I have spoken to who has attempted to access mental health support from the NHS has been left feeling let down. This is not a reflection on the service as a whole, it is a reflection of the lack of funding the service receives, which leaves it overstretched and unable to cope with the growing demand. It is also not a reflection of the people who do fantastic work for the NHS.
So why do I have this view? I have written about my personal feelings when I tried to access mental healthcare, which you can read here. This post also includes Julie and Heather’s experiences.
I’d like to share with you some shocking tweets I came across on Twitter which highlights my views. If these tweets aren’t enough to persuade you that more mental health support is needed in the UK, then I don’t know what will.
If you would like to share your experience accessing mental health care in the UK please get in touch! I’d love to feature your story. I will continue to raise awareness about this issue until something changes.