The Department of Health and Social Care has recently announced an investment of £135 million in health research, which is hoped to tackle some of the biggest issues around health and social care, including mental health.
The lack of current mental health support in the UK has created plenty of debate and the need for quick referral and access to mental health services is more important than ever. Research by Mind and Mental Health First Aid England shows that one in four people in the UK will experience a mental illness at some point each year and 676 million people are currently being affected by mental health issues worldwide.
Further research by MQ Foundation showed that until 2017, only 6% of the UK’s health research spending went to mental health, despite the astonishing number of people suffering from depression, anxiety, phobias and post-traumatic stress.
At a time when mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety are sadly becoming a part of many people’s lives, it is important to recognise the value in identifying what they are, their symptoms and how they can be treated. With the right support, individuals are much more likely to lead a positive daily life.
The care offered to those with mental health conditions will play an important role in their wellbeing, so ensuring care teams have the right knowledge, confidence, skill and attitude is so important for patient outcomes.
At Nurseplus, we have a specialist Mental Health Services team with over 20 years’ experience, who support our team to deliver quality mental health care to their patients. We actively recruit mental health nurses, who ensure that those with mental health illnesses get the very best care and support, regardless of age, with the aim of breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health conditions.
For further information about our mental health services, visit our mental health support services page or call 0333 222 4268.