In order to help prevent deaths from suicide, mental health services in Bolton will receive extra funding.
A high priority for Bolton health chiefs this year is reducing the number of premature deaths of patients suffering with their mental health. Therefor bosses at NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group have given an extra £450,000 in funding for mental health treatment, reports The Bolton News.
Part of the funding will go towards supporting The Sanctuary – a crisis centre in Trinity House which offers overnight support to people experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression or suicidal thoughts.
Funding will also be given to the Papyrus Suicide Safer Communities initiative, a campaign which provides suicide awareness training in Bolton.
Health bosses also aim to treat 100 per cent of patients referred for psychological therapy within six weeks, and more than 50 per cent of those experiencing their first episode of psychosis within two.
Tony Lloyd, Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner, opened The Sanctuary Bolton – having previously campaigned for alternative plans to be in place for patients picked up by police officers, other than keeping them in cells.
He said: “This is good news for the people of Bolton, and will bring hope to many people with mental health issues.”
Dr Barry Silvert, clinical director for integrated commissioning at the CCG, said: “Mental health issues are more common than many people might realise, and early access to effective support can make a huge difference in times of need. Improving access to mental health services for the people of Bolton is a high priority for us at the CCG.”
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