From Money and Mental Health – shocking statistics
“…the Mental Health Breathing Space scheme is not currently serving all those it could. The number of people accessing the scheme falls significantly short of HM Treasury’s predictions. Just 786 people benefited from it as of February this year, compared to a Treasury forecast of 27,500 people. The limited use of Breathing Space isn’t reflective of a lack of need, but rather points towards a bigger problem – a lack of awareness of the scheme among professionals.
In our recent report, we set out two recommendations that would ensure the Mental Health Breathing Space scheme reaches its full potential and really helps people in mental health crises.”