Petition Drastically improve funding for mental health services
I have personally experienced the impact of the cuts to mental health services when I needed the help the most and I know I am not the only one who has experienced this: child or adult. There needs to be far more funding and support from the Government, but more importantly the Minister of Health.
One in four people will experience or may have already experienced mental health problems. The Government really need to start helping those in need and support those that are in need of help. Increased funding to mental health services will drastically reduce the waiting time children, adolescents and adults have to wait to begin counselling and therapy.
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Other parliamentary business
Share your views on Government plans for young people and mental health
The Government has published a document called a 'green paper' that says what it wants to do about young people and mental health issues.
The Government wants to hear what you think about its ideas. You can find out more and share your views here: https://engage.dh.gov.uk/youngmentalhealth/
Other work in Parliament
On 12 December, MPs debated young people and mental health, including the Government's green paper.
You can watch/ listen to the debate here: http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/e51844af-e2a6-402f-94a9-4721695e8fdb?in=22:17:56