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Mental Health: Females

Department of Health written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on ensuring that the planned Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill tackles the effect of violence on women’s mental health.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department and the Home Office are in regular discussion about the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill and the supporting non-legislative programme.

The Government is committed to ensuring that survivors of domestic abuse receive the help and support they need. We are currently considering how delivery of health interventions to survivors, including mental health support, can be further developed.

The Government will be launching a consultation on proposals in the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill and accompanying non-legislative package in the new year. We are keen to hear from a wide range of experts, including from health professionals and organisations supporting victims and survivors.

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