The MP for Hull West and Hessle calls for improved mental health protection

Published: Monday 22nd February 2016 by KCFM

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Alan Johnson says mental health needs the same protection and funding as physical health.

It’s as a one billion pound cash injection has been announced for mental health care in England, as fewer than one in seven people are receiving therapy who need it.

Alan Johnson says mental health care for young people in the region needs attention: “We’ve been concentrating on child and mental health facilities because they shut West End. Everybody says we need an inpatient unit for children/adolescents to stop them having to go to Northampton, Edinburgh, Manchester but nobody has actually provided it yet.”

Alan Johnson says it’s important to tackle mental health issues when they first surface: “60% of adults that get mental health problems could have had their problems resolved in their youth if they’d managed to get the benefit of these kind of services. We want to see more money spent of mental health, it shouldn’t be the poor relation of physical health, it’s just as important.”

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Published: Monday 22nd February 2016 by KCFM

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