Theresa’s mental health pledge

Prime Minister May has announced plans to hire an extra 10,000 NHS mental health staff by 2020, although she hasn’t yet revealed where the money will come from.

‘We are going to roll out mental health support to every school in the country, ensure that mental health is taken far more seriously in the workplace, and raise standards of care with 10,000 more mental health professionals working in the NHS by 2020’

Labour MP Barbara Keeley has criticised this pledge, saying the NHS had ‘6,000 fewer mental health nurses than in 2010’, and that ‘seven years of Tory Government have left those with mental health problems without the support they need’.

100 word news by The Hooting Times

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