Public mental health spending in England too low, says Mind


During NHS reforms in April 2013, the responsibility for this moved from primary care trusts to local government. Of the 152 local authorities in England, 86 replied to Mind’s freedom of information requests about public mental health budgets. According to the charity, local authorities plan to spend £76m on increasing physical activity, £160m on anti-smoking initiatives and £671m on sexual health services in 2014/15. This compares with just £40m on public mental health.

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