Newsreader Mark Austin exposes daughter’s anorexia battle – BBC News

Media captionThe ITN newsreader talks to Radio 4’s World at One about is difficult to get the privilege charge.

Newsreader Mark Austin has uncovered his teenage daughter was “shrinking before our eyes” when she became “dangerously ill” with anorexia and depression.

The ITV News journalist said she lost four stone( 25 kg) and is near organ default but acquired “there wasn’t truly the help there” for her.

There were not enough services to meet a mental health “epidemic”, he said.

MP Sarah Wollaston said here health select committee was to hold an inquiry into child mental health services.

She said too many children with serious mental health conditions were being turned away from treatment.

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