Mum calls for mental health improvements after death of Afrika Yearwood, 18, in Leeds

The mum of a teenager who took her own life is urging NHS bosses to make sure young people in crisis get the help they need. Afrika Yearwood was completing her A-levels when she died aged 18 at Leeds General Infirmary in May 2018.

Medical negligence specialists at law firm Irwin Mitchell have been instructed to look into the care she received an an inquest is due to be held. An investigation has already been undertaken into the contact Afrika had with the Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Full Story on Yorkshire Post, 5 Feburary 2019