Wednesday 10 April 2019 / 12:01 AM Barbara Keeley / Mental Health

Tories’ approach to funding mental health services causing crisis – Barbara Keeley

Barbara Keeley MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health, commenting on a study by the Children’s Commissioner for England on children’s mental health funding, said:

“The Tories’ short-sighted approach to funding mental health services is merely robbing Peter to pay Paul, resulting in children across the country ending up in mental health crisis because of a lack of early intervention.

“Local Authority budgets have been cut in half by this reckless Tory Government, hitting crucial services that help prevent with mental health problems in the first place.

“Labour will invest more in children’s mental health services and ring-fence budgets so that funding reaches the front line.”