‘Our ward is not set up for young people’: 13-year-old admitted to Canberra’s adult mental health unit

‘Our ward is not set up for young people’: 13-year-old admitted to Canberra’s adult mental health unit

Children as young as 13 continue to be admitted to the Canberra Hospital Adult Mental Health Unit because the opening of a dedicated acute case facility for young people was delayed until 2023. Key points: Canberra’s only adolescent mental health center opens in 2023, while children up to the age of 13 are admitted to … Read more

Former senior official says police and health staff should have helped Canberra woman before her suicide

Former senior official says police and health staff should have helped Canberra woman before her suicide

A former senior health official has admitted that staff should have heeded the pleas for help from the family of a young Canberra woman before her suicide. Key points: Brontë Haskins, 23, committed suicide in 2020 The coroner investigates why the police and health workers did not follow up on a request to help her … Read more