Why mental health services in England are finally receiving attention With the promise of an extra £1.3bn a year and reform of legislation on the cards, the mental health sector is getting the political backing it needs
England is witnessing the “biggest expansion of mental health services in Europe”, according to health secretary Jeremy Hunt, who has promised that an extra £1.3bn would be invested annually in mental health services by 2021.
With one in four people expected to suffer from mental illness at some time in their life – whether it’s a new mother struggling with postnatal depression, a teenager with an eating disorder, or an older person isolated and lonely at home – the financial commitment is welcome. Continue reading... The Guardian