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Address the need for better treatments across the whole spectrum of mental health conditions

Last updated: 03:18pm 21 June 2019

First, we will address the need for better treatments across the whole spectrum of mental health conditions.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2017, p.57

Our verdict

Mental health problems represent a large-scale and growing challenge, accounting for 23% of NHS activity and affecting roughly one in four people each year. This broad policy promises to address the need for better treatments – the details of how that might be achieved are contained in a number of related policies:

The NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, outlines plans for increased investment, expanded services and new treatments for both children’s and adult mental health services.

We have assigned the related policies above a variety of statuses, but there is certainly enough activity in this area to say that this one is ‘in progress’. Should the government manage to fulfil all the related pledges and stick to the promises made in the Long Term Plan, we’ll be able to move this to ‘done’. Follow this policy to stay up to date.

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