Mental health services in dire state, says UNISON

Responding to the report of the NHS England Mental Health Taskforce, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “The provision of mental health services in this country is in a dire state.

“It is hard to imagine how much worse things can get when children are being sent far away from their families because of a lack of beds, and when too many adults harm themselves because they are not receiving the help they desperately need.

“This report rightly highlights the urgent and immediate need for extra funding to save services. The Prime Minister has so far failed to live up to his pledge to prioritise mental health.

“So we are renewing our call to the government to find new money to ensure no one with mental health issues is left to suffer alone.”

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