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To: Minister of state for mental health Mr Philip Dunne MP
More funding and resources for childhood trauma
Invest in our children's future by providing appropriate intervention, funding and resources for children who suffer with childhood trauma
Why is this important?
Childhood trauma is often overlooked, greatly misunderstood and one of the most damaging things that can happen to a child.
Childhood trauma is often complex and can be catastrophic leaving a lifetime of struggles in almost all facets of life. The younger a person is when exposed to trauma the higher their risk of developing trauma related disorders including learning disorders, developmental disorders, cognitive deficits, attention issues and attachment disorders and so much more.
My son aged 8 was diagnosed with PTSD in july 2016 after a major event that happened in December 2015. Weve had to fight every service and still to this day hes not getting the support he requires to live a life he deserves none of this was him fault.
The services my son requires dont even exist anymore which again is down to funding cuts.
In 2015 the goverment put in place a five year forward plan and two years on there has been no major change to the system. My son has been failed on 7 out of the 12 strategies stated in the plan......
These failed children are our future so WHY ARENT WE INVESTING INTO MAKING SURE OUR CHILDREN FLORISH NOT FAIL IN SOCIETY...