As a globally respected expert on mental health nursing, Dr Kim Foster has spent decades researching the causes and impacts of mental illnesses. She tells Pamela how she spent much of her childhood in a care home, as a result of her mother’s severe mental illness.
If you are affected by anything you hear in this podcast, there are people you can talk to for support. You can contact your GP, www.samaritans.org or www.childline.org.uk. If you are a young person, you could also talk to a teacher or other trusted adult.