Bereaved mum reacts to report into Tayside mental health services

A mum who lost her son to suicide after he had been treated by NHS Tayside says she hopes people can regain trust in the health service.

Dale Thomson died five years ago aged 28, having been seen at Dundee's Carseview Centre, which treats patients with mental illness.

Mandy McLaren has criticised the level of care her son received and says he should have been given more support.

Today, an independent inquiry into mental health services in Tayside was published by chair David Strang.

It contains 51 recommendations for improving services - including rebuilding trust between professionals and service users.

Many gave her thoughts to Wave FM News earler:

NHS Tayside chief executive Grant Archibald said: "The publication of today’s report delivers a challenging set of recommendations.

"We are determined to make the significant changes needed to deliver on this opportunity and rebuild confidence in services.

"For the staff involved in providing mental health services, whose voices are also very strong in the report, we know that they are working hard to support vulnerable people of all ages every day and collectively we must support them."

You can read a full report on the inquiry's outcome HERE.

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