Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Mental health care in crisis

This week my Politics & Media show on the Islam Channel examined mental health provision after a warning by Professor Dinesh Bhugra, the outgoing president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, that overcrowded and understaffed psychiatric wards are leaving patients fearful for their safety and unable to make proper recoveries.

I was joined in the studio by Polly Falconer, Head of Mental Health Training at the Afiya Trust and Ayesha Aslam, a psychotherapist who runs Sakoon Muslim Counseling services.

Parts 1 & 2 below. More online later.