Saturday, 4 February 2017

Greater funding for mental health needed

The Parliament Street think-tank has called for greater investment in mental health services after figures emerged showing police in England and Northern Ireland handled almost 240,000 incidents involving people with mental health issues during 2016. A Government spokesperson said: "We're investing £30m in providing more alternative places of safety, have more than halved the number of people detained under a mental health section in a police cell in the last year and are entirely banning the use of police stations for this purpose for under 18s."
BBC News

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