Conor McGinn MP has urged the Government to implement the recommendations of the mental health taskforce report.
Speaking in Parliament, Conor welcomed the taskforce’s comprehensive report, and urged the Government implement all of the recommendations in full.
The taskforce report, The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, was published earlier this month. The report puts forward recommendations to ensure mental health issues are treated on a par with physical health issues in the NHS.
According to Public Health England 16.8% of people in St Helens have reported suffering from depression and anxiety. In the UK one in four adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any given year.
Commenting Conor said:
“The way we treat people who have mental health problems needs to change, and I welcome the report’s recommendations that seek to ensure they are treated on a par with physical health.
“People in my constituency and across the UK who suffer from mental health problems should have access to comprehensive treatment on the NHS and should not feel stigmatised.
“That there has been an increase in the number of reported cases of mental health problems is of real concern, and the recommendations in the report need to be implemented sooner rather than later.”