Mental health care in England to get funding boost and focus on the young

The BBC is reporting that Nick Clegg has confirmed mental health services in England will receive £1.25bn in next week’s Budget…

He said the cash, spent over five years, would mainly go towards helping more than 100,000 young people.

The plan will also see the first waiting-time standards for children and extra specialists in talking therapy.

Labour has previously criticised the government for cutting spending on children’s mental health services.

Chancellor George Osborne will set out his spending plans in the Budget on Wednesday.

The Liberal Democrats say the extra cash will give the NHS the resources to treat more than 100,000 young people by 2020.

It will also be spent supporting pregnant women and new mothers.

The chief executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, has described the extra funding as “an important boost”…

The funding will help children with conditions such as self-harming, depression and those at risk of committing suicide.

Therapy sessions, family support work, better training for clinicians and the development of help via websites and online apps will be supported by the cash…

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  1. Busy Mum

    Pointless expenditure unless the cause(s) of the deteriorating mental health is/are discovered and eliminated.

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