Mental health needs good deeds more than good speeches
The landscape is not changing quickly enough – it’s time resources followed the rhetoric
In less than 12 months, two prime ministers have chosen to start their year with major speeches about mental health, committing themselves and their governments to a transformation of the mental health landscape. But as so many of the statistics and personal stories bear witness; the landscape is not changing fast enough.
In her speech earlier this month, Theresa May talked about the critical importance of relationships and the role of government to “encourage and nurture” them.