15 SEP 2017
Care leavers urgently need mental health support, says report
A Barnardo’s study reveals that two thirds of care leavers identified as having mental health needs were not receiving any help from a statutory service.
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The research by the UK’s leading children’s charity suggests that nearly half of England’s 26,340 care leavers may be suffering with mental health problems.
And the Neglected Minds report also found that one in four had faced a mental health crisis since leaving care.
With mental health services extremely stretched, Barnardo’s is calling on the Government to ensure that some of the £1.4bn promised to improve children’s mental health, is used to support vulnerable care leavers.
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