Mental health services in capital to be examined

An 18-month inquiry into London’s mental health services,
which will look at far they meet the capital’s needs, has
been launched by the King’s Fund.

It will ask if enough is being done to promote good mental
health, and to provide the right support to people with mental
illnesses. The size and skills of the mental health workforce in
London, the support provided to people with dual diagnosis of
mental illness and substance misuse, and the funding of services
will be included in the study.

Angela Greatley, a King’s Fund fellow in mental health who will
lead the inquiry, said: “Five years ago, London’s mental health
services were in desperate need of reform and resources.

“Our inquiry will find out what has changed and whether it has
brought about necessary improvements,” she said.

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