In The News02 Feb 2011
Early help 'key to tackling mental health problems'
More focus will be placed on dealing with mental health problems at an early stage under government plans.
The new mental health strategy for England promises an extra £400m for therapies, such as counselling, to increase access to them by 60% by 2015.
Ministers said this would help address mental health issues with the same intensity as physical health.
The strategy covers services for all age groups, but there is a particular focus on children – 10% of whom develop a mental health problem at some point.
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