THE NHS AND MENTAL HEALTH

  • 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.

    What do you think?

    Please tweet comments @suppsolutions

    For more details, visit HuffPost

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