Mental Health Treatment and Support — 7 Jun 2023 at 15:45

That this House notes with concern the scale of the mental health crisis facing the country with patients suffering with mental health issues waiting more than 5.4 million hours in accident and emergency last year; further notes with concern the mental health crisis facing young people with nearly 400,000 children currently waiting for treatment; recognises the health inequalities within the use of the Mental Health Act 1983; and calls on the Government to adopt Labour’s plan to recruit thousands of mental health staff to expand access to treatment, to provide access to specialist mental health support in every school, to establish open access mental health hubs for children and young people and to bring in the first ever long-term, whole-Government plan to improve outcomes for people with mental health needs.
“Suicide is the biggest killer of young lives in this country, the biggest killer. That statistic should haunt us, and the rate is going up. Our mission-must be and will be-to get it down.”
“what it is doing to help improve integrated care for people with co-occurring alcohol and mental health problems.”
“notes the increased burden on mental health following the pandemic, including on young people and those with severe mental illness; recognises the historic levels of investment being delivered by this Government into services, with an increase of £2.3 billion per year in front-line mental health funding over the past four years; notes that current NHS targets around access to talking therapies and intervention in psychosis are being met due to the efforts of NHS staff; and acknowledges the investment in mental health teams in schools, as well as the ongoing investment into open access mental health helplines in the 111 service and into the estate, including three new mental health hospitals to be opened in the next two years accompanied by a further £150 million in investment in new mental health ambulances and the development of better alternatives to accident and emergency services, including crisis houses, safe havens and step-down services.”
“quantum leap in the level of co-operation”-[Official Report, 31 January 2023; Vol. 727, c. 51WH.]
“We should be frank. We have not done enough to end the stigma of mental health. We have focused a lot on physical health and we haven’t as a country focused enough on mental health.”
“intervene much earlier with those suffering from poor mental health…we can stop problems escalating… By breaking the mental health taboo, by working with businesses and charities…I believe we can lead a revolution in mental health treatment in Britain.”
“University wellbeing services are not and cannot be a substitute for adequate mental health care”
“we can’t bring Rory back, but we can help other young people preparing to go to uni.”
“I am breaking my heart listening to my son saying horrible things about himself, threatening to take his life, and struggling with his mental health in general. Next year we would have been on the waiting list for four years and nothing will probably happen.”
“every pound spent on a child’s mental health saves thousands in the future.”
“Poor mental health costs the UK a staggering £118 billion per year, but much of this is preventable.”
“public mental health has traditionally received extremely minimal funding”,

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PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con277 (+2 tell) 0077.5%
DUP2 0025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 3060.0%
Lab0 164 (+2 tell)082.6%
LDem0 12085.7%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
Total:279 185078.8%

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