Our beloved son Will Melbourne died suddenly of an accidental overdose on December 18, 2020. He suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, and subsequent depression. He is a very talented and intelligent boy, but he struggles with extreme social anxiety and finds it difficult to integrate into this world.
@BBCNews Thank you for broadcasting Will Melbourne’s assessment of his experience of mental health services. So accurate. So very sad. An indictment of current mental health service provision. Mental health services *MUST* do better.
“But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever. I will praise You forever, Because You have done it; And in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good.” Psalms 52:8-9 NKJV
He felt suicidal and desperate many times, but he was always turned away from the emergency room because he did not meet the correct standards to be admitted to a safe hospital. Even if he passes away, he is still awaiting proper treatment from the NHS. Although he lives in a supportive residence, he does not achieve the level of care required to ensure his safety. We will raise funds to try to bring change to these poor lost souls. The funds raised will be donated to charities such as Mind or Space for Autism,