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Better Mental Health Support for People in Crisis

People experiencing a mental health emergency will be able to seek help in the community. They will be given more say in the treatment and care they receive, including through crisis houses and safe havens.

£150 million will be invested in NHS mental health services over the next three years, helping to reduce pressure on A&E and allowing patients to be safely treated in the community.

A new Mental Health Bill draft has also been published by the government. The bill addresses the need to reform the Mental Health Act and to ensure greater choice and autonomy for patients in a mental health crisis.

This is a significant and welcome milestone towards the much needed reform of the Mental Health Act and I look forward to working with the government on developing a plan for implementing these changes.

NHS Mental Health Director Claire Murdoch

The government is investing an additional £2.3 billion to expand and transform mental health services in England, which will help 2 million more people access mental health services by 2023 and 2024.

Find out more: www.gov.uk/government/news/better-mental-health-support-for-people-in-crisis

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