The tweet above from Natasha Devon is 100% accurate. We are now at the point in the UK where even if a child has tried to kill themselves they cannot get any official mental health assistance. It used to be that actually attempting suicide, such as physically taking tablets, was enough to get a few sessions of counselling which was rarely enough to help, but now we have reached a point where there literally is nothing.
An adult can still get help, but not a child which for a first-world country is a disgrace. I have direct experience of this and am in a situation where the full force of this government’s disgraceful lack of efforts in children’s mental health is apparent every day, and I despair on so many levels at what is happening. It’s so so sad.