Yes, this article is about mental health – that’s why there could be no better image than one of David Cameron. When did he have his last check-up? [Image: Rex.]

Reports are circulating which suggest the NHS has committed £1 billion to mental health already; beware.

We don’t know how this money – if it is forthcoming – will be dispensed, yet.

Knowing the Tories, they’ll try to hand it over to private organisations who’ll use much of it as profit and salaries, with service delivery coming a poor third.

The Tories’ failure to invest in mental health services is costing the economy £105billion a year, a landmark report says.

The study for NHS England reveals that one in four people will suffer from mental health issues in their lifetime and accuses the Government of a “chronic under-investment” in services.

It puts pressure on David Cameron ahead of his speech today on mental health services in England.

He will promise an overhaul and say: “For too long there hasn’t been enough focus on mental health care.”

Today’s report, by Paul Farmer of mental health charity Mind, calls on Mr Cameron to commit more than £1 billion a year of extra funds.

Source: Tories’ failure to invest in mental health costs economy £105BILLION a year says report – Mirror Online

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