To: The Prime Minister and the First Minister
Help stop our children's mental health crisis
Please give the NHS's mental health professionals the new treatments they need to help children and young people affected by mental illness in our fast changing world. It's in the public interest to increase mental health research funding by £70m+ pa.
Why is this important?
Mental Illness has more impact on children and young people than any other illness, according to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) burden of disease measure.
Thanks to the Royals and others, the stigma of mental illness is diminishing but our investigation has found that it continues in the important area of mental health research.
The best evidence suggests current research funding in the UK and Scotland is biased against mental illness. Please bring mental health research funding into line with its high cost to society and its burden of disease on us and our children.
We want to Create more Mental Illness Research in Children and Young Lives. Please join our campaign. Charity number SC047522
How it will be delivered
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