NHS England mental health trusts record 26,000 sexual abuse incidents

by The Guardian

The Guardian— The data over five years puts spotlight on underfunded hospitals where abuse can often easily be hidden, say expertsKaren (not her real name) was in her bedroom on a psychiatric ward when a male nurse sexually assaulted her. It was during the pandemic and she had been sectioned for her own safety following a long history of mental ill health.“I was in my pyjamas, sat at my desk, and he exposed himself and masturbated in front of me,” she says. “I screamed and threw a chair between us. I probably...

www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk—More than 35,000 incidents of sexual misconduct or sexual violence recorded in NHS England from 2017 to 2022. More than 35,000 incidents of sexual misconduct or sexual violence were recorded in NHS England in the five years between 2017 and 2022.

Ms. Magazine Blog—Sexual Health Is Mental Health. As a youth sexuality educator, I have seen firsthand how comprehensive sex education that teaches young people healthy sexuality and communication, boundary setting, and consent is key to youth mental health and development.

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