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In June of this year, nearly 1.5 million people received mental health support, the highest number since records began. The backlog is also staggering as NHS England estimates that 1.6 million are still waiting for treatment. However, the Royal College of Psychiatrists predicts the actual figure is likely to be much higher.
The upcoming November Spending Review will, therefore, be a critical moment for the future of mental health services. To tackle the mental health backlog, the Royal College is calling for a significant funding boost on top of commitments already outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan and the Government’s £500m Mental Health Recovery Action Plan announced earlier this year.