Laura Sharman 30 September 2019

Multi-million funding to transform community mental health services

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Mental health services in 12 areas of England are to share £70m funding to deliver new specialist services.

The 12 pilots will use the funding to recruit 1,000 extra staff and revamp local NHS services.

It will help people with severe mental illnesses, such as eating disorders and personality disorders, to access psychological therapies, housing advice and employment support in their communities.

Mental health minister Nadine Dorries said: ‘This funding, the first step in our extra £975m investment in community mental health care, will allow local areas to recruit extra staff to run brand new specialist services, helping them transform the lives of those suffering from poor mental health.’

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