Mental health cuts ‘risk lives’

“Six mental health organisations in England are warning that NHS cuts are putting lives at risk.
It comes as figures reveal that early intervention schemes to help young mental health patients have been reduced over the past 12 months.
Mental health trusts are being asked to save almost 20% more from next year’s budgets than hospitals.
NHS England says it has put procedures in place to ensure mental and physical health are treated equally in future.
The Mental Health Foundation, Rethink Mental Illness, Mind, the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network and the Centre for Mental Health and the Royal College of Psychiatrists have released a letter on Wednesday warning that planned cuts for next year will put lives at risk as the system is already underfunded…”

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