The UK has been touted as a key model for how to address the country’s mental health crisis, with a £20 million mental health research and development project on track to open in 2019.
But the government is yet to announce its next funding level and is reportedly looking for another £2 billion to help it achieve its aims.
The Mental Health Commission is to unveil its first public consultation on the future of mental health services at a meeting of the British Psychological Society (BPPS) on Monday.
It will discuss the role that technology can play in treating mental health problems, and the potential of integrating technology into the health care system.
“It’s not about trying to turn this into a new era, it’s about having a new system that will be more transparent, more effective and better aligned with public health objectives,” BPPS president Dr Caroline Smith told the BBC.
In the UK, the UK Statistics Authority (SSA) says there were 1.1 million people living with mental health issues in 2014. “
We’ve got a long way to go but the UK is doing the right thing, it will be a good start.”
In the UK, the UK Statistics Authority (SSA) says there were 1.1 million people living with mental health issues in 2014.
That is a drop of 11% on the previous year.
In a report published last month, the SSA said the number of people living in a mental health setting was rising, with the number one cause of death being suicide.
In 2014, nearly 1,000 people died from the condition.