'It is time to demand the same priority for psychiatric wards that is given to cancer wards. It is not much to ask for mental health to be given the same degree of consideration as physical health.'

Mark Salter is a consultant in adult psychiatry for the NHS. He is currently the media expert for the Royal College of Psychiatrists and has worked as a broadcaster for the BBC and ITV.

He is vocal in the need for reform in the UK's approach to mental health.

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