With less than 6 months until the next General Election in 2015, it‚Äôs essential that the voices of people with mental health problems are heard by all political parties. At Mind, we‚Äôre campaigning to make sure that mental health is given priority by the new government ‚Äì whichever party is in power.
It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014
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Our nation is facing a mental health crisis. Over the last few years, demand for mental health services has shot up, as have prescriptions for antidepressants, the number of people being sectioned, and, tragically, the number of people taking their own lives. This situation has been made worse by deeper and faster cuts to mental health support services, longer waiting times and lack of choice for treatment.
Mental health services are a lifeline for thousands of people across the country. We simply cannot afford for them to be neglected by politicians and policymakers. We‚Äôll campaign vigorously so that mental health is firmly on the agenda in the debates leading up to the election. We‚Äôll also press for commitments from the main parties to ensure mental health gets a fair share of funding so that people have access to talking therapies and excellent crisis support, in good time, wherever they live.
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