More mental health budget cuts (UK)

28 November 2014

Following proposals to cut mental health budgets, leading mental health organisations call for action to address mental health funding crisis

Under new proposals set out by Monitor and NHS England, budgets for mental health services could be subject to cuts of 1.5% in 2015/16.

Despite a commitment to protect the overall NHS budget, funding for mental health services has fallen in real terms for the last three years in a row. The current proposal would continue this trend, resulting in no new investment and more cuts to vital mental health services.