Councils Fail on Mental Health Care
The Charity Mind has obtained figures through the Freedom of Information Act showing that Local Authorities are not spending what they should do on public mental health. The government outlined in the latest mental health strategy document: The Five Year Forward View , that it will prioritise prevention and promote mental wellbeing. However less than 1% of councils public health budget is being spent on mental health – and this figure is decreasing year on year.
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Councils fail on mental healthcare:
The Times: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/councils-fail-on-mental-healthcare-820nnl8b5