THE NHS AND MENTAL HEALTH
- 31 Aug
The NHS is hugely underfunded, understaffed and ineffective; with insufficient degree of care given to mental care
According to a report by The Mental Health Foundation (MHF, Fundamental Facts About Mental Health, 2015):
"Only 5.5% of UK health research spending goes to mental health study. With one in four adults suffering a mental health issue, there is an obvious imbalance."
The UK is in a mental health crisis and millions of people across the country suffer in some way with mental health issues, in the following ways:
- Patients face long waits and insufficient care
- Many regions do not have the correct services to treat people
- People are misdiagnosed and ignored
According to HuffPost, putting the NHS back in public hands could go a long way in resolving problems in the NHS. However, this could only have a small but positive effect on mental health care and treatment, without a huge increase of focus on mental health itself.
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For more details, visit HuffPost
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