Cards at the St Aubyn unit
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Lack of beds in East of England for mental health teenagers

With suicide the third largest cause of teenage deaths, there are only 32 beds for teenagers with mental health problems across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

Ten of those beds are for young people considered to be at extremely high risk.

They are at the St Aubyn Centre in Colchester, the only NHS adolescent acute and intensive care unit in the south of England.

BBC Look East's Kim Riley has been given exclusive access.

  • 07 Mar 2014
  • From the section Essex