NHS Employers has published an infographic / poster outlining key facts and figures about mental wellbeing.
Things you need to know about mental wellbeing. London: NHS Employers, February 20th 2015.
Mental Health Service Budgets: Swings and Roundabouts?
Research indicates that mental health trusts in England have had their budgets reduced by more than 8% in real terms (around £600 million) over the course of the current parliament.
Buchanan, M. (2015). Mental health service budgets ‘cut by 8%’. London: BBC Health News, March 20th 2015.
This relates to:
McNicoll, A. (2015). Mental health trust funding down 8% from 2010 despite coalition’s drive for parity of esteem. [Online]: CommunityCare, March 20th 2015.
Enhancements to Child Mental Health Services / Budgets
Mental health services for children and young people in England are to receive a complete overhaul. Mental health services in England will receive £1.25 billion.
Mental health care in England to get funding boost – Clegg. London: BBC Health News, March 14th 2015.
Triggle, N. (2015). Child mental health services ‘face overhaul’. London: BBC Health News, March 17th 2015.
Pym, H. (2015). Child mental health – promises and challenges. London: BBC Health News, March 17th 2015.
Proposals For Improving Mental Health Services for Young People: Official Policy
The Department of Health has released policy proposals on improving children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Improving mental health services for young people. London: Department of Health, March 17th 2015.
NHS England welcomes new plans for radical shake up of youth mental health care. London: NHS England, March 17th 2015.