Mental health appointment applauded by charity

LEADING ARTICLEOctober 11 2018 12:01am The Times Time to Mind Mental health care services for children are falling far short

A report by the National Audit Office watchdog published on Tuesday found that even with pledges of extra support and funding, the government will still fall short of meeting demands for mental health services for children and young adults because of staff shortages, poor data and a lack of spending controls on N.H.S. clinical commissioning groups.

"Too many [people] suffer in silence" in the United Kingdom which has led to Jackie Doyle-Price being appointed as the new suicide prevention minister.

"Thus far, too little has been done to demonstrate a real commitment to saving young lives despite our continued campaigns to work with government to end stigma".

The prime minister also announced other plans to tackle suicide problems in Britain.

The government has also promised more support in schools, bringing in new mental health support teams and offering help in measuring students' health, including their mental wellbeing, reported BBC.

The move, meant to tackle the tragedy of 4,500 people taking their own lives in England each year, comes on World Mental Health Day.

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A citizens' initiative will try, but that may not be possible either, he said. "The bar may be just too high", he said. Earlier this year, the state Senate passed a measure abolishing the death penalty , but the House didn't pass it.

"The Prime Minister can not seriously claim that the United Kingdom now holds mental and physical health in equal esteem".

As health is devolved separately to the UK's four nations, her role will include making sure each local area in England has effective plans to stop unnecessary deaths and to look into how technology could help identify those at risk. "This is not something you solve overnight", added Hancock, who is hosting ministers from more 50 countries at the summit today.

Doyle-Price also faces a potential backlash after it emerged that she had joked about "jumping off Beachy Head" rather than joining UKIP. One Downing Street source said No 10 had not been aware of the remarks.

Jeremy Corbyn, who highlighted a loss of 5,000 mental health nurses since 2010 in the Commons, said through his spokesman that any comment which increased stigma or disrespect was "completely inappropriate".

Mrs Doyle-Price, already a health minister, said on accepting the post that she knew the "tragic, devastating and long-lasting" effect of suicide.

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