Mental Health Support Names Alongside Cancer As “The Most Urgent”

On 27th April Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock gave the daily press briefing and said:  “And, as the number of hospitalisations from coronavirus begins to fall, I can announce now that starting tomorrow we will begin the restoration of other NHS services, starting with the most urgent, like cancer care and mental health support.” 

It is good to see mental health support listed as priority here. Let us hope this is followed with action as well as words and continues beyond the current pandemic.

At the start of the lock-down on 27th March leading mental health charities were given £5 million to expand support services. This is administered by the charity, Mind and is to “fund additional services for people struggling with their mental wellbeing during this time.”

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