Local authorities spend as little as 1.36 percent of its health budget on health mentally, according to new research.
The Mind charity carried out the study and found that despite huge sums of money spent on the fight against health conditions physical, in your opinion, the financial support offered to mental problems it is “unacceptably low”.
This data was obtained
through the Freedom of Information Act and showed how spending on mental health is classified into several in the budget. In addition, it was learned that some authorities do not plan to put any money toward preventing such conditions this year.
mind also discovered how he had widespread confusion over the local form of public health teams must combat such conditions, while some did not know it was his duty to help prevent these problems.
Despite the lack of money spent on mental health problems, which cost the UK approximately £ 100 million each year, while also make up almost a quarter (23 percent) of the total burden of disease.
In light of these results, the charity wants the next government to implement a national strategy and to appeal to public health teams to rethink the way they use the money at their disposal to help reduce the burden of such conditions.
The chief executive of Mind Paul Farmer said: “Like physical health, we all have mental health findings of the mind show, however, that while local authorities are willing to spend. in preventing physical health problems, the equivalent spending on mental health is unacceptably low.
“As a society we have to start looking at what we can do to help prevent people from developing health problems mind in the first place. “
Although local authorities spend as much as £ 671 million in initiatives sexual health and £ 160 million in encouraging people to quit each year, less than £ 40 million is currently put towards tackling mental health.
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