Steve Harris interviewed Dorset Mind’s CEO Chris Price about the lack of access that young people have to mental health services. The resulting interview went out twice on 103.8fm BBC Radio Solent during Steve’s ‘Breakfast in Dorset’ show this morning.
You can hear the full interview here:
Youth mental health services discussed on BBC Radio Solent
Chris’ timely interview followed a piece on the breakfast show regarding youth services in the South West. In it, Chris describes Dorset Mind’s plans to establish various services for young people
These include a helpline to signpost
both parents and young people to the statuary services or charities that an help them. She also mentioned our ideas for a young befriending service
and a safe forum that is supervised by qualified staff.
We need help to fund these services.
Dorset Mind estimate it will take £55k to set up these facilities, of which we have raised £6k so far. We have started to work with schools and take our ‘Education in Mind’
programme to various establishments.
For more details about our appeal, follow this
for the news and second interview snippet that Dorset Mind’s plans for Youth Services were mentioned in.