UKCP – Survey finds “mental health services ineffective and inaccessible “

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) has said that the results of their new survey have shown that for many people in the UK, mental health services are “ineffective and inaccessible”.

In a poll of 2,000 adults, it was found that 50% of respondents who were offered services said it made no difference or even worsened their mental health. And more than half (57%) who thought about seeking mental health support found considerable barriers in accessing services.

Data from the survey, the UKCP said, indicate that the traditional routes of support are not suitable to most people. And instead of relying on NHS services, many over the last year have taken matters into their own hands by confiding in a family member or friend or falling back on unhealthy coping strategies such as using recreational drugs and alcohol.

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