The UK has some of the lowest numbers of beds for treating young people with serious mental illnesses in Europe, according to research published today. Out of 28 countries in the European Union, the UK comes 18th – below some of the poorer countries of eastern Europe.
The EU-funded Milestone study looked at the number of inpatient beds per 100,000 young people.
With a rate of 9.4 beds for young people suffering from disorders such as psychosis and severe anxiety, the UK has fewer beds than Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia – with rates of 39.5, 31.5 and 21.
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