Rethink: Mental Illness

£30m being cut from mental health services, claims report

Cuts totalling £30m are being made to 30 mental health services around England, a charity report stated

The report, published by Rethink this week, accuses health trusts and councils of singling out mental health as they battle to relieve the NHS predicted debt of up to £700m for the past financial year.

Cliff Prior, Rethink’s chief executive, said: ““We are worried that vital services, such as early intervention, are going to be severely damaged by these cuts. This is in spite of the government setting mental health as a top priority in 1999.”

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