Theresa May admits UK mental health services are ‘patchy’

  • Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are “patchy” and has told Newsbeat she’s going to review them.
  • “The National Citizens Service will build in mental health awareness,” the prime minister explained.
  • “I saw some of the first sets of training that we’re doing for teachers and staff in schools so they can better identify when young people have mental health problems and to know what is the right support to give to those young people.”
  • We’ve increased the number of mental health beds for young people and we’re putting record amounts of funding into mental health in the national health service.
  • “That’s why one of the things I’ve been doing is actually looking at the community mental health services for young people and reviewing that across the country because it is patchy.

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Students work with BBC to produce animation for Mental Health Awareness Week

Students work with BBC to produce animation for Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW17

  • The piece was produced by four final year students, three from the BA in Digital Arts, Sophia Ppali, Roan Caulfield and Rhianna Taylor and one from the BSc in Multimedia Technology and Design, Samantha Body.
  • Ania Bobrowicz, Senior Lecturer in Digital Arts at EDA, who oversaw the work, said it had been a great way for the students to put their skills into practice.
  • This was a challenging and exciting project, which allowed students to showcase their creative ideas and technical knowledge and work on a topical project for a real-life client.
  • Sophia Ppali, who worked on the 3D elements of the video, including storyboarding, set design and lighting, said the project had been a fantastic experience to help push the students to deliver a high-quality piece of work for a real-life client.
  • It really is a special piece of work and it’s a testament to the creative and technical expertise of the students Roan, Rhianna, Sophia and Sammy, under the guidance of senior lecturer Ania Bobrowicz.’

Students in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) work with the BBC to produce a five-minute animation as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
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