Prime Minister pledges a revolution in mental health treatment

The Prime Minister will announce almost a billion pounds of investment to enhance mental health services across the country.

Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street, The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Department of Health and NHS EnglandFirst published:Part of:Mental health service reform

    • £290 million to provide specialist care to mums before and after having their babies
    • first ever waiting time targets to be introduced for teenagers with eating disorders and people experiencing psychosis
    • nearly £250 million for mental health services in hospital emergency departments
    • over £400 million to enable 24/7 treatment in communities as safe and effective alternative to hospital

Almost a billion pounds of investment, targeted support for new mums and the first ever waiting time targets for teenagers with eating disorders, will all be announced by the Prime Minister today as he uses a keynote speech to take on the taboo of poor mental health and transform services across the country.

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