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Prime Minister pledges a revolution in mental health treatment

Today (11th January 2016) the Prime Minister has announced an additional £290 million to help new and expectant mums who have poor mental health: “One in 5 new mothers develop a mental health problem around the time of the birth of their child and some 30,000 more women need specialist services. If untreated this can turn into a lifelong illness, proven to increase the likelihood of poor outcomes to the mother or new baby.
That is why the government is today announcing a £290 million investment in the years to 2020 which will mean that at least 30,000 more women each year will have access to specialist mental healthcare before and after having their baby. “

“Giving people the right mental health support is one of the most important ways to make sure everyone has the best start in life.”Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health January 2016

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Today (11th January 2015) the Government has announced the ambition of faster care and expanded services for teenagers with eating disorders: “We know that eating disorders are most likely to affect those aged between 14 and 25 and, if they go untreated for more than 3 to 5 years, the chances of recovery are greatly reduced, while incidents of self-harm increase. We also know that anorexia kills more than any other mental health illness.
As investment in new services expands access to care, teenagers suffering from eating disorders like anorexia will get help much more quickly, and from 2017/2018 a new waiting time measure will track the increasing number of patients being seen within a month of being referred, or within a week for urgent cases.”

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Website: http://https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-pledges-a-revolution-in-mental-health-treatment

11 January 2016

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