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Dr Alex: Our Young Mental Health Crisis

14 November 2021

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By Dragonfly

Dr Alex George follows the journeys of young people across the UK who are living with mental health issues. He explores the wide range of difficulties they face and finds out how local charities, including projects funded by Children in Need, are making a difference. 

As an A&E doctor and the UK Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Alex has seen at first hand the effects of the pandemic on young people’s mental wellbeing, but he never thought they would affect his own family. But in July 2020, Alex’s 19-year-old brother Llyr, who had been struggling with anxiety during lockdown, took his own life. This poignant film is his response. 

To make a donation to Children in Need please go to bbc.co.uk/pudsey, or for help and support bbc.co.uk/actionlin 

Watch on iPlayer now https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0011nfq/bbc-children-in-need-2021-dr-alex-our-young-mental-health-crisis