Research commissioned by the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) has highlighted the mental health crisis among young people in Northern Ireland. Data revealed that children and young people in the North are 25% more likely than their British counterparts to experience anxiety and depression. It also reveals that roughly one in eight children and young people have thought about or engaged in suicidal behaviour.
The documentary Nolan Inside Hydebank - in which the well-known presenter spends time in a young offenders' centre - offers an insight into the societal harm that poverty and the lack of vital services can cause.
Mental health services continue to be so overwhelmed by demand that people seeking help routinely face long waiting lists to access the treatment they need.