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New BBC Documentary Delves Into Life On A Psychiatric Ward

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New BBC Documentary Delves Into Life On A Psychiatric Ward

A new Stacey Dooley documentary is coming to BBC this month and will see the presenter spending three weeks working with patients and staff at a psychiatric hospital in London.

Stacey Dooley: On the Psych Ward will see the 32-year-old investigate the increasing pressure facing mental health services in the UK by spending time with frontline teams at the Springfield Hospital in London.

With one in three people suffering from a mental health condition - and most having had their first experience at a young age - the doc will see Stacey meet a number of patients battling different mental health issues.

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Stacey will be spending time at The Lotus Assessment Suite which provides a safe and calming environment for patients, away from A&E.

It allows mental health staff to make detailed assessments of those experiencing a mental health crisis and is for those in urgent need.

Stacey visits the Springfield Hospital in London (Credit: BBC)
Stacey visits the Springfield Hospital in London (Credit: BBC)

Thousands of young people are referred to mental health units every year and the programme is set to shed a light on the struggles patients face in deciding what kind of treatment is best.

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Presenter Stacey will also speak to a range of experts, including Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Sean Whyte as well as ward manager, Stefanie Looker.

The documentary will be available from 6am on Wednesday 19th February.

Stacey also speaks to a range of experts from the unit (Credit: BBC)
Stacey also speaks to a range of experts from the unit (Credit: BBC)

In the meantime, if you fancy catching up on one of Stacey's most recent documentaries, Stacey Dooley Investigates: The Whale Hunters dropped last week.

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The programme investigates the whaling industry which, despite having been banned in many countries, is still in practice in Demark's Faroe Islands, along with Norway, Iceland and Japan.

Unsurprisingly, it's a harrowing and heartbreaking watch. Whaling remains a widely-banned practice and there are growing concerns about the way the creatures are killed, with many reported to have endured a long and painful death.

The BBC Three documentary is available to watch on iPlayer now.

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Topics: Entertainment News, Mental Health, Stacey Dooley, TV News

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