#Derbyuk Shocking figures show how the #Conservatives are destroying mental health services; From The Canary

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Shocking figures show how the Tories are destroying mental health services

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

The Canary has previously reported on how Tory austerity measures are causing a mental health crisis.

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.

Budget cuts to mental health services are deadly, and are driving people to the edge.

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.

Get Involved!

– If you need to talk to someone, call The Samaritans on 116 123.

– If it is a medical emergency, call 999 immediately.

– Support the People’s Assembly and UK Uncut.

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Shocking figures show how the Tories are destroying mental health services

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