Health Professions: Mental Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th December 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, what long term mental health support he will make available to healthcare workers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder linked to their work during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Supporting the mental health of healthcare workers is a priority for the Government, particularly during this unprecedented pandemic. NHS England and NHS Improvement are investing £15 million to strengthen mental health support for National Health Service staff. This funding will be used to set up a first wave of mental health hubs that will provide outreach and assessment services to help frontline staff receive rapid access to mental health services.

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