Today the government’s plans for the next two years were revealed in the Queen’s Speech. How much of the Conservative manifesto promises were kept?
More mental health professionals
- What was promised? 10,000 more mental health professionals
- What’s it replaced with? Promises to continue to invest in new and better services across the whole spectrum of mental health conditions, “In particular, making further improvements in early intervention, investing in community services and expanding access to 24/7 crisis care support both in the community and in A&E.”
Reform of the Mental Health Act
- What was promised? “The first new Mental Health Bill for thirty years to put parity of esteem at the heart of treatment and end the stigma of mental illness once and for all.”
- What’s it replaced with? “The Government will now begin to consider whether further reform of mental health legislation is necessary”.