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Government Priorities for Mental Health

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Government Priorities for Mental Health

Prioritising mental health

We want public services to reflect the importance of mental health in their planning, putting it on a par with physical health. So we are:

  • making better access to mental health services and shorter waiting times a priority for NHS England
  • making reducing mental health problems a priority for Public Health England, the new national public health service
  • making mental health part of the new national measure for well-being, so it’s more likely to be taken into account when government creates policy
  • providing £400 million between 2011 and 2015 to give more people access to psychological therapies – including adults with depression, and children and young people
  • providing up to £16 million of funding over 4 years for Time to Change, the campaign against mental health stigma and discrimination

We have also set up a task force to recommend who to improve mental health services for children and young people. The task force will publish its findings in spring 2015.

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