Anxiety UK welcomes the coalition”s commitment to mental health

October 21st, 2010

Anxiety UK welcomes the government”s decision to prioritise psychological care for the mentally ill, young and elderly and that a dedication to increased investment in psychological therapies for those in need has been written into the governments spending plan.

Nicky Lidbetter, Anxiety UK CEO, adds, “We welcome and applaud the Government’s commitment to the expansion and continuation of vital mental health services, especially in these times of increasing need.”

In light of the economic downturn, increased unemployment and decreased job security, we are happy to see that services to support those affected by mental illness are being upheld and bolstered. Losing employment can be stressful for many reasons; familiar routines, friends and sense of identity are lost, and pressures are put upon the purse strings.

We will always be here to provide a service for those affected by anxiety. News that investment is being concentrated in this important area means that everybody benefits, as the task of improving the lives of those in need is shared.

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