Petition Maximum 30 day wait for anyone needing counselling for mental health issues
As someone who has battled mental health issues for the last 20 years. I’m sick of going to my G.P. and being told there’s a minimum 3 month waiting list. This isn’t good enough. I’m requesting that a maximum wait of 30 days be instilled.
It is wrong that depending on where you live, decides how quickly you receive NHS support for mental health. It is grossly under funded and massively under resourced.
5 times in the last 10 years I have been told there is a minimum 3 month wait for help, this is in the Richmond (York’s) constituency, one of the wealthiest in the country.
So I want a maximum 30 day wait.
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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/
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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