Treat mental health with the same urgency as physical health
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Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.11
We will treat mental health with the same urgency as physical health.
- This is a promise to ensure that mental health issues are considered as important and to require action just as swiftly as physical health issues.
- In spite of the reassessment of priorities caused by COVID-19, on 13 January 2021, the government announced the publication of the Reforming the Mental Health Act white paper, which aims to “deliver parity between mental and physical health services”.
- The white paper launches a consultation process, which runs until 21 April 2021, and is a significant step towards the introduction of a new Mental Health Bill, so this policy is ‘in progress’.
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