Mental health appointment applauded by charity

Alicia Farmer
October 12, 2018

With suicide reportedly being the leading cause of death in England, the United Kingdom governments seems to be focusing much attention on alleviating factors that compel people to take their own lives.

They are likely to debate the findings of a new report from WHO, which states that mental health should be explicitly included in global policy as mental health problems kill more young people than any other cause worldwide.

"I wanted help, and I received some counseling from local charities", she added, "but my condition was more severe than the help they could offer me".

"It's an hour there, followed by a 45-minute session, and then it takes over an hour to come back on two different buses", she said.

A meeting was also hosted by Health Secretary Matt Hancock and it was graced by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The appointment comes as ministers and officials from more than 50 countries assemble in London for the summit. "This is not something you solve overnight".

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The new role will head up a ministerial taskforce, working with experts in suicide and self-harm prevention, charities, clinicians and those personally affected by suicide.

The prime minister pledged additional support for mental health services for children and youths, with a new recruitment drive for specialist teams to tackle issues in schools and to provide tools to measure students' mental well-being.

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

"The Prime Minister claimed that the UK now holds mental and physical health in equal esteem, that's way off, we hear every day on Hopeline UK that our young people are left waiting for long periods for proper, professional mental health support".

While the NHS has stated that 120,000 more people are getting specialist mental health treatment in 2018 compared to three years ago, it remains a significant challenge across the United Kingdom and within the construction industry, this complex issue remains particularly prominent according to Mates in Mind.

One-quarter of young people who require mental health services are unable to get help from the N.H.S., the report found.

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