Address the need for better treatments across the whole spectrum of mental health conditions
Last updated: 03:18pm 21 June 2019
Conservative Party Manifesto 2017, p.57
First, we will address the need for better treatments across the whole spectrum of mental health conditions.
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:
- Make the UK the leading research and technology economy in the world for mental health
- Improve the co-ordination of mental health services with other local services
- Recruit up to 10,000 more mental health professionals
- Publish a green paper on young people’s mental health
- Provide local mental health treatment for children
- Introduce a new Mental Health Bill which puts parity of esteem at the heart of treatment
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.
- Mental health: 10 charts on the scale of the problem – BBC News
- Mental health facts and statistics – Mind
- NHS Long Term Plan – NHS
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