Theresa May-Calls For Mental Health To Be Priority
Theresa May used some of her remaining political authority before leaving office.
She said in a statement that “too many of us have seen first-hand the devastating consequences of mental illness.”
Labour’s Barbara Keeley said the prime minister only offered “warm words”.
The shadow minister for mental health said the “reality” was support services being “stretched to breaking point”.
She wants teacher training to include lessons in identifying children who might have mental health problems and to address issues such as self-harm.
At university level, there will be £1m for a competition to come up with innovative ideas to tackle mental health problems among students.
NHS staff will be encouraged to take suicide prevention training.
The prime minister also promised the publication of a White Paper setting out the government’s response to Sir Simon Wessely’s review of the Mental Health Act.
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