Government focus should be on early intervention rather than just crisis
The Chancellor's promise of £2bn towards mental health crisis support in the Budget yesterday has been widely welcomed, however it has not escaped criticism for not fully addressing the need for early intervention and prevention of mental illness. Described as a "step in the right direction" by Matthew Lawrence, Aon's chief broking officer for health & benefits, EMEA, it "still signifies under-investment in a key health risk area" as it does not match the NHS spend on physical health. Lawrence...
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