Marking the start of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

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Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.

It is so important to recognise when an individual needs support and to fight to help them receive that  support. The ongoing pandemic has been extremely difficult on so many and as a result more people have been struggling with their mental health than ever before.

At Ashtons Legal, we all too often represent families that have tragically lost loved ones due to mental health problems in instances where their deaths could arguably have been avoided had the correct support and treatment been given. It is extremely difficult for families to experience these losses and even more so when they are told that it could have been avoided. We support families as best we can, both at the inquest and through a claim should there be one.

Mental health support is something we all need to be proactive in, rather than reactive, by making sure we all talk about it and listen to those that need it.

If, as a family, there are concerns about the treatment a loved one has had leading up to their passing, then legal advice should be sought to see if anything further can be done to investigate this. Please feel free to get in touch with our medical negligence team if you have any questions and we will be more than happy to help you.

If you or someone you know is struggling, here are some organisations and charities that can provide support:


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