David Cameron recently announced an “assault on poverty”, which will include various reforms including improvements to mental health services, mentoring schemes and better housing.
Mental health services-related plans see increases in funding for specialist pre- and post-natal care for mothers, mental health services in hospital emergency departments and community-based treatments.
David Cameron pledges ‘assault on poverty’ with social reforms. London: BBC Health News, January 11th 2016.
This relates to:
Prime Minister pledges a revolution in mental health treatment. London: Prime Minister’s Office, Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Department of Health and NHS England, January 11th 2016.
Community Mental Health Social Worker Training Scheme
The Department of Health is providing £10 million towards a fast-track scheme, run by the Think Ahead charity, to train graduates as social workers who will work in community mental health teams.
Funding for mental health social worker fast-track scheme. London: BBC Health News, March 26th 2016.
On the MindEd Trust
Pym, H. (2016). Mental health – ‘We must have change’. London: BBC Health News, March 19th 2016.
Personal Finance Issues
Possibly of interest, on the new Money and Mental Health Policy Institute:
Pym, H. (2016). Mental health and debt problems: ‘A marriage made in hell’. London: BBC Health News, March 4th 2016.