One in three with mental health problems refused services

One in three people who seek help for severe mental health
problems are turned away, according to a report by Rethink.

The report, ‘Reaching People Early’, also found that people
experiencing early signs of mental illness wait two years for help,
and those showing signs of psychosis wait an average of 18 months
for treatment.

Launching the report at the start of a campaign to reduce
waiting times, Rethink chief executive Cliff Prior said: “The
delays are built into a system that has suffered from decades of

The report is available online at



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