Family Lives

Jeremy Todd


Melanie Leahy contacted Family Lives due to the tragic death of her son Matthew in 2012, who was on a mental health ward in Essex.  The parental loss of any child is tragic but this is further compounded if there is a sense that the loss was avoidable if adequate and appropriate care was provided.  It would appear that Matthew didn’t receive the ongoing care and support that he needed and the struggles that he was experiencing which resulted in his untimely and tragic death.

Family Lives would call on all those who have influence within the mental health sector particularly to campaign to improve services for vulnerable young people and adults at a time when they need it the most.