Rethink Mental Illness Media Team
Brian Dow, Director of External Affairs at Rethink Mental Illness said,
“While it is disappointing not to see mental health mentioned anywhere in the budget, we’re pleased to see the Government commit more money for the NHS. However this new commitment does still fall short of the amount the NHS Chief Executive has stated it needs to avoid a winter crisis.
“At a time the whole system is overstretched and under increasing pressure, it is vital that extra funding is spent supporting our struggling mental health services and not only used to plug gaps elsewhere in the NHS.”