‘Men­tal health ser­vices need more fund­ing’

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Ham­mond feels more needs to be done.

“Pro­fes­sor Green did a great doc­u­men­tary speak­ing about his prob­lems and gave an in­sight into his life,” he said.

“Ruby Wax, Stephen Fry and Ed­die Iz­zard all speak openly about men­tal health. My trou­ble is while this is great the gov­ern­ment are not do­ing enough,” he said.

“We need to be talk­ing more and more about it. More re­sources are needed for the ex­treme cases in­stead out of putting them on a pre­scrip­tion.

“We have to speak to them, to talk to them and make then feel them­selves again, but this isn’t be­ing done.

“Per­son­ally I have been quite af­fected by de­pres­sion and anx­i­ety. I have been di­ag­nosed with bor­der­line per­son­al­ity dis­or­der.

“I have been wait­ing for more than a month to be seen. Enough is enough. It can­not just keep go­ing the way it is.

“Peo­ple need to be aware of these is­sues.”

To sign the pe­ti­tion or for more in­for­ma­tion visit www. change.org.

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