Hundreds of campaigners expected in town centre after death of Aleysha Rothwell

Aleysha Rothwell

Aleysha Rothwell

First published in News

HUNDREDS of people are expected to flock to the town centre to campaign about more mental health support for teenagers — following the death of Aleysha Rothwell.

Posters highlighting depression, anxiety and self harm will be displayed in Victoria Square today and people will bring their own banners.

The awareness event has been organised after Aleysha, aged 16, was found hanging in her Breightmet foster family’s home in April. She is believed to have had suffered from mental health problems.

Adrienne Wood, aged 18, who knows Aleysha’s friends, and Pam Parish, who feels strongly about the care available for young people with mental health problems, have organised the event.

Helium balloons will be released in memory of the tragic teen and money will be raised by selling purple ribbons. Funds will go towards the cost of a purple headstone for Aleysha.

The day will be themed “It is more than having a bad day” as Aleysha is believed to have used the phrase when speaking to medical staff before her death.

The event will take place between noon and 2pm.

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11:03am Sat 10 May 14

dawnm1 says...

So there should be.. My friend went through hell to get help for her son, and the I was the one who found it for him.
So there should be.. My friend went through hell to get help for her son, and the I was the one who found it for him. dawnm1
  • Score: 4

11:08am Sat 10 May 14

Gore Seer says...

She Should Be Left To Rest In Peace, There Is No Blame, Just Lots Of Love From Family And Friends, I Shall Light A Candle In Church For All.
She Should Be Left To Rest In Peace, There Is No Blame, Just Lots Of Love From Family And Friends, I Shall Light A Candle In Church For All. Gore Seer
  • Score: -3

2:36pm Sat 10 May 14

Sue H20 says...

What people are forgetting is the PROBLEM behind the reason!
And what the friends and family of THIS YOUG GIRL are trying to do in her memory is try and HELP THOSE still living and suffering with the mental health problems, that sadly helped this poor girl in her state of mind, decide to end her own suffering.
While I personally don't agree with suicied it doesn't mean I don't understand there have been Mental Health problems in my family, and we have lost some members to this also. But we have had some positive results for others, but that doesn't mean enough is being done for many more poor souls out there, and in the state of our NHS! As it is today I can't see much if any improvement in the immediate future
These so called Drs & counsellers they have dealing with Mental Health, don't allow parents to be involved when having appointments with the person who is/are ill, they seem to think that even though they have "issues" or problems that a one on one with the person is better, as they think they'll open up to them without said parents in with them, when actually it's better to have AFTER THE FIRST initial meeting,the Parents in with them so they can help understand just what is going on with (in these circumstances with the younger ones)them IE:- how the medication is or isn't helping, as the parents or guardians are the ones with them almost 24/7, and will be also able to help the Drs & Councillors see if alls going according to "plan".
I hope all goes well today, and they get enough funds for the girls Aleysha's Headstone. And also help bring more help and awearness for those still suffering.
R.I.p. Aleysha ❤️
What people are forgetting is the PROBLEM behind the reason! And what the friends and family of THIS YOUG GIRL are trying to do in her memory is try and HELP THOSE still living and suffering with the mental health problems, that sadly helped this poor girl in her state of mind, decide to end her own suffering. While I personally don't agree with suicied it doesn't mean I don't understand there have been Mental Health problems in my family, and we have lost some members to this also. But we have had some positive results for others, but that doesn't mean enough is being done for many more poor souls out there, and in the state of our NHS! As it is today I can't see much if any improvement in the immediate future These so called Drs & counsellers they have dealing with Mental Health, don't allow parents to be involved when having appointments with the person who is/are ill, they seem to think that even though they have "issues" or problems that a one on one with the person is better, as they think they'll open up to them without said parents in with them, when actually it's better to have AFTER THE FIRST initial meeting,the Parents in with them so they can help understand just what is going on with (in these circumstances with the younger ones)them IE:- how the medication is or isn't helping, as the parents or guardians are the ones with them almost 24/7, and will be also able to help the Drs & Councillors see if alls going according to "plan". I hope all goes well today, and they get enough funds for the girls Aleysha's Headstone. And also help bring more help and awearness for those still suffering. R.I.p. Aleysha ❤️ Sue H20
  • Score: 4

4:26pm Sat 10 May 14

Gore Seer says...

Sue H20 wrote:
What people are forgetting is the PROBLEM behind the reason!
And what the friends and family of THIS YOUG GIRL are trying to do in her memory is try and HELP THOSE still living and suffering with the mental health problems, that sadly helped this poor girl in her state of mind, decide to end her own suffering.
While I personally don't agree with suicied it doesn't mean I don't understand there have been Mental Health problems in my family, and we have lost some members to this also. But we have had some positive results for others, but that doesn't mean enough is being done for many more poor souls out there, and in the state of our NHS! As it is today I can't see much if any improvement in the immediate future
These so called Drs & counsellers they have dealing with Mental Health, don't allow parents to be involved when having appointments with the person who is/are ill, they seem to think that even though they have "issues" or problems that a one on one with the person is better, as they think they'll open up to them without said parents in with them, when actually it's better to have AFTER THE FIRST initial meeting,the Parents in with them so they can help understand just what is going on with (in these circumstances with the younger ones)them IE:- how the medication is or isn't helping, as the parents or guardians are the ones with them almost 24/7, and will be also able to help the Drs & Councillors see if alls going according to "plan".
I hope all goes well today, and they get enough funds for the girls Aleysha's Headstone. And also help bring more help and awearness for those still suffering.
R.I.p. Aleysha ❤️
You Cannot Blame The System, If We Had The Best System In The World It Would Not Save A Life,The Parent Is Usually The First To Realise There Is Somthing Wrong, I To Have Hung MySelf, I Could Take This Argument A Dam Site Further But I Wont I Just Send LOVE And PEACE.
[quote][p][bold]Sue H20[/bold] wrote: What people are forgetting is the PROBLEM behind the reason! And what the friends and family of THIS YOUG GIRL are trying to do in her memory is try and HELP THOSE still living and suffering with the mental health problems, that sadly helped this poor girl in her state of mind, decide to end her own suffering. While I personally don't agree with suicied it doesn't mean I don't understand there have been Mental Health problems in my family, and we have lost some members to this also. But we have had some positive results for others, but that doesn't mean enough is being done for many more poor souls out there, and in the state of our NHS! As it is today I can't see much if any improvement in the immediate future These so called Drs & counsellers they have dealing with Mental Health, don't allow parents to be involved when having appointments with the person who is/are ill, they seem to think that even though they have "issues" or problems that a one on one with the person is better, as they think they'll open up to them without said parents in with them, when actually it's better to have AFTER THE FIRST initial meeting,the Parents in with them so they can help understand just what is going on with (in these circumstances with the younger ones)them IE:- how the medication is or isn't helping, as the parents or guardians are the ones with them almost 24/7, and will be also able to help the Drs & Councillors see if alls going according to "plan". I hope all goes well today, and they get enough funds for the girls Aleysha's Headstone. And also help bring more help and awearness for those still suffering. R.I.p. Aleysha ❤️[/p][/quote]You Cannot Blame The System, If We Had The Best System In The World It Would Not Save A Life,The Parent Is Usually The First To Realise There Is Somthing Wrong, I To Have Hung MySelf, I Could Take This Argument A Dam Site Further But I Wont I Just Send LOVE And PEACE. Gore Seer
  • Score: -9

7:04pm Sat 10 May 14

Pam.parish says...

My 18 year old daughter had an extremely loving and caring upbringing, but developed anorexia as a result of severe bullying at school. She was placed In an adolescent psychiatric unit for 4 months where she was tube fed, but at no time was given any help/support/counsel
ling/therapy. Her stay in that hell hole left her with more problems - severe anxiety at being kept away from her loving and caring family, severe depression, and OCD as a result of the regimented routines. Again, no help or counselling was offered by CAMHS for these issues with camhs. She turned to self harm as a way of coping and told camhs about the self harm back in September and again in October. No advice or counselling was offered, and we have been left to struggle on alone. The system is wrong, and is failing young people
My 18 year old daughter had an extremely loving and caring upbringing, but developed anorexia as a result of severe bullying at school. She was placed In an adolescent psychiatric unit for 4 months where she was tube fed, but at no time was given any help/support/counsel ling/therapy. Her stay in that hell hole left her with more problems - severe anxiety at being kept away from her loving and caring family, severe depression, and OCD as a result of the regimented routines. Again, no help or counselling was offered by CAMHS for these issues with camhs. She turned to self harm as a way of coping and told camhs about the self harm back in September and again in October. No advice or counselling was offered, and we have been left to struggle on alone. The system is wrong, and is failing young people Pam.parish
  • Score: 9

9:29am Sun 11 May 14

Gore Seer says...

Pam.parish wrote:
My 18 year old daughter had an extremely loving and caring upbringing, but developed anorexia as a result of severe bullying at school. She was placed In an adolescent psychiatric unit for 4 months where she was tube fed, but at no time was given any help/support/counsel

ling/therapy. Her stay in that hell hole left her with more problems - severe anxiety at being kept away from her loving and caring family, severe depression, and OCD as a result of the regimented routines. Again, no help or counselling was offered by CAMHS for these issues with camhs. She turned to self harm as a way of coping and told camhs about the self harm back in September and again in October. No advice or counselling was offered, and we have been left to struggle on alone. The system is wrong, and is failing young people
I Am On Your Side, I Know Were You Are Coming From. You Can Blame, But It Is No Cure, A Broken Bone, Is Not A Broken Brain.I Have Had Severe Depression, Medication As Bad Side Effects, Psychiatrist Learn By The Book, Its All They Have, The Right Medication Is A Guess, Yes If They Guess Wrong It Can Be To Late. AMEN.
[quote][p][bold]Pam.parish[/bold] wrote: My 18 year old daughter had an extremely loving and caring upbringing, but developed anorexia as a result of severe bullying at school. She was placed In an adolescent psychiatric unit for 4 months where she was tube fed, but at no time was given any help/support/counsel ling/therapy. Her stay in that hell hole left her with more problems - severe anxiety at being kept away from her loving and caring family, severe depression, and OCD as a result of the regimented routines. Again, no help or counselling was offered by CAMHS for these issues with camhs. She turned to self harm as a way of coping and told camhs about the self harm back in September and again in October. No advice or counselling was offered, and we have been left to struggle on alone. The system is wrong, and is failing young people[/p][/quote]I Am On Your Side, I Know Were You Are Coming From. You Can Blame, But It Is No Cure, A Broken Bone, Is Not A Broken Brain.I Have Had Severe Depression, Medication As Bad Side Effects, Psychiatrist Learn By The Book, Its All They Have, The Right Medication Is A Guess, Yes If They Guess Wrong It Can Be To Late. AMEN. Gore Seer
  • Score: -2

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