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  • Inside: Bristol’s Private Mental Health Services

    As NHS mental health beds remain in short supply, the private sector fills the gaps, but there are concerns about standards of care and accountability.

    This series will investigate poor care and explore why huge private companies are being paid by the NHS to care for people in most need.

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  • Voices

    Losing myself: my experiences of psychiatric hospitals

  • Opinion

    Opinion: ‘The NHS sends too many mental health patients to hospital for expensive, ineffective care’

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    These stories relied on people speaking out. Do you have experience you’d like to share about privately-run mental health services?

    Contact journalist Matty Edwards securely and in strict confidence: matty@thebristolcable.org / 07710195565

  • Investigations

    Revealed: Failures in care for man who took his life at private mental health unit

  • Investigations

    Another private mental health ward for children has closed. Now Bristol has no residential beds.

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  • Investigations

    Revealed: The true story behind the closure of privately-run mental health ward at Priory Bristol

  • Features

    Separated: The damaging rise in people sent to private mental health hospitals away from family

Credits: Illustrations by Rosie Carmichael

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