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Mental health report: match political commitment with smart policy

Cuts in community services have made life harder for people with long-term mental health problems

By Nigel Crisp   November 2019

The health service can't do everything by itself, writes its former chief executive. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

The world of mental health is changing. National policy is that there should be parity of esteem between mental and physical health meaning, at its simplest, that someone seriously mentally ill should be treated as rapidly and effectively as someone having a heart attack or stroke. The government has promised an extra £2.3bn and published a five-year implementation plan for England. Celebrities are talking about their own experiences, leading employers are…

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