Mental Health Services: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th November 2020.

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Photo of Rosena Allin-Khan Rosena Allin-Khan Shadow Minister (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much resilience funding has been made available for mental health services for winter 2020-21.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Supporting people’s mental health is a priority for this Government. For those who have a mental health condition or are particularly vulnerable to mental illness, we are committed to making sure the right help and support is in place.

We recognise the pressures on mental health services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. National Health Service mental health services have remained open for business throughout this time, including delivering support digitally and by phone. For those with severe needs or in crisis, NHS mental health providers have established all-age 24 hours a day, seven days a week mental health crisis lines.

Through the NHS Long Term Plan, we are investing an additional £2.3 billion a year by 2023/24 to deliver the most ambitious major expansion and transformation of mental health services ever across England. We have also invested over £10 million to support both national and local mental health charities to continue their vital work supporting people across the country.

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