World Keira Knightley calls for mental health funding changes Published 2 months ago on October 11, 2018 By Aldin Pinkott Share Tweet Image copyright Getty Images Keira Knightley has called for funding for mental health services to be ring-fenced, with more help provided for children and young mothers. The actress revealed last week she had a mental breakdown at 22 and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as she struggled with her rise to fame. Asked about her comments, Knightly told the BBC: “People need to know they are not alone… everybody breaks down.” Speaking at the London Film Festival, she said it was important to seek help. Knightley was still a teenager in 2002 when she starred in her breakthrough film Bend it Like Beckham, and a year later she was cast in blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean. Despite her success, criticism bit hard. Image copyright EPA Arriving at the premiere of her new film, Colette, on Thursday evening, Knightley said: “Everybody, no matter who you are, has a tricky time in your life.” “There should be help for children with mental health issues, there should be help for young mothers with mental health issues,” Knightley told Natalie Jamieson, for BBC Radio 5 Live. “It’s something as a society that we really need to look at,” she said, adding that funding should be ringfenced. Research suggests three-quarters of mental health problems are established by the age of 24. And analysis last year by the King’s Fund health think tank found 40% of mental health trusts in England had seen their budgets cut in 2015-16. ‘Help working mothers’ The government has announced increases to mental health funding, while bodies dealing with hospital and community health are being required to increase the 13.7% of their budgets currently spent in that area. Knightley spoke about highlighting inspirational women, as in her latest role as French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette whose husband Willy took credit for her first four novels. She also said more needed to be done for working mothers, pointing out she was lucky to be able to have her daughter on set. “I’m in a very lucky place… where I can demand certain things. That is not the case for every single woman,” she added. Credit:BBC Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics:Featured Up Next M4 crash: Minibus victims from Prior’s Court, Thatcham Don't Miss U.S. military suspends operations for F-35 fighter jets, citing safety concerns Continue Reading You may like Meghan Markle vowed to live ‘less stifled’ life before dating Prince Harry Former Juve sporting director Marotta takes over at Inter Milan Constantinople was unwise to antagonize Moscow, leading Orthodox theologian says Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. Latest U.S. Politics24 mins ago Meghan Markle vowed to live ‘less stifled’ life before dating Prince Harry Not long before she met Prince Harry, Meghan Markle vowed to live a “life less stifled” and to “take a... Sports34 mins ago Former Juve sporting director Marotta takes over at Inter Milan Giuseppe Marotta arrives to attend the draw for UEFA Champions League at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Giuseppe Marotta has... World36 mins ago Constantinople was unwise to antagonize Moscow, leading Orthodox theologian says The Patriarch of Constantinople was wrong to declare Ukraine no longer subject to the Russian Orthodox Church as the conflict... Business53 mins ago Data Sheet—These Bleak Times for Global Tech Companies Jobs for everyone. After a grueling public process involving bids from over 200 cities…oh, wait, no. Apple skipped all that... World1 hour ago Ian Naude: Cheshire PC jailed for raping 13-year-old girl Image copyright Cheshire Police Image caption Ian Naude was being investigated for sex offences when he became a student officer... Most Read Tech1 week ago YouTube top earners: The seven-year-old making $22m Sports7 days ago Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Sports7 days ago Who are the two best central defenders in the world?