The latest figures show that the number of mental health nurses has dropped by 15% since the Conservatives came to power in 2010.
Tory cuts are to blame
‘Efficiency savings‘– doublespeak for cuts – mean that mental health funding is lagging. Indeed, the Tory government has created a much bigger mental health crisis through cuts than it could solve even with £1bn of additional funding.
But perhaps it is unfair to land all the blame solely on the Tories. As The Canary previously highlighted, MPs in general don’t give mental health the attention it deserves.
– If you need to talk to someone, call The Samaritans on 116 123.
– If it is a medical emergency, call 999 immediately.
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