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'They deserve life to be happy' - caring for a child with mental health issues

There are nearly seven million people in the UK who care for a loved one and it's estimated that up to 1.5 million of those care for someone with mental health problems.

Shelagh cares for her daughter Ailidh who has had complex mental health issues since she was 12.

Ailidh is now 21 and has been diagnosed with atypical anorexia, anxiety, depression and PTSD.

Produced by Rob Brown

If you, or someone you know, have been affected by mental health issues, the following organisations may be able to help.

  • 02 Aug 2018
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