Mental Health: The ambulance workers feeding callers

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The British Dietetic Association say they are concerned about a rise in mental health patients across the UK going without food during the Covid-19 crisis.

With specialist dietitians seeing an increase in patients arriving at hospital malnourished, there are calls for mental health assessments to include questions about people's access to food.

The BBC followed a mental health ambulance team in Merseyside who have been providing food parcels for patients.

Subject

Food insecurity in mental health

Period2 Sep 2021

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  • TitleMental Health: The ambulance workers feeding callers
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size03:11
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date2/09/21
    DescriptionThe British Dietetic Association say they are concerned about a rise in mental health patients across the UK going without food during the Covid-19 crisis.

    With specialist dietitians seeing an increase in patients arriving at hospital malnourished, there are calls for mental health assessments to include questions about people's access to food.

    The BBC followed a mental health ambulance team in Merseyside who have been providing food parcels for patients.
    Producer/AuthorJo Adnitt
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-58412481
    PersonsJo Smith