We are aware that BBC Panorama will screen a programme this evening (28th September 2022): “An investigation by the BBC’s Panorama programme has exposed what is described as a toxic culture at one of the UK’s largest mental health hospitals. An undercover reporter working at the Edenfield Centre near Manchester filmed patients being mocked, inappropriately restrained and enduring long periods of seclusion in small, bare rooms. The NHS-run hospital says it has taken immediate action to safeguard patients, and that some staff have been suspended. It’s also commissioned an independent clinical review”
Support from the CBF
Resources on our website
The CBF has information available for anyone who has concerns about the issues raised which can be found here:
Family Support Service
If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this statement, you can call the Family Support Service on 0300 666 0126
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are open at the following times:
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5pmFriday: 9am – 3pm
We offer information about challenging behaviour to anyone who provides support to a child, young person or adult with a severe learning disability. We can also signpost you to other specialist organisations and sources of information.
Please note we are a small support service so you may not be able to get support straight away. We will support families with urgent concerns as a priority.
Professionals are also welcome to contact the CBF.