To: The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP

Ring-fence Mental Health Spend

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Luciana Berger MP
Ring-fence Mental Health Spend

Tell the Chancellor to ring-fence mental health spend on November 22

Why is this important?

We are all calling on the Chancellor to ring-fence mental health spend in his Autumn Budget.

The government has announced additional funding for mental health - £1.4 billion over five years to deliver the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and £1.25 billion for the Future In Mind programme for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. This money is a step forward but is only a fraction of what mental health services need to meet growing demands.

Across England, for the second year in a row, over half of Clinical Commissioning Groups – the bodies that decide how money is spent locally - say they plan to reduce the proportion of their budget spend on mental health. This is unacceptable.

The money needed to transform mental health services and save lives is just not reaching the front line. Waiting times are too long, people are not receiving the best care in the community and people are having to travel too far for in-patient services.

On November 22, in his Budget, the Chancellor Philip Hammond can make a difference and ring-fence mental health budgets to make sure that the promised money actually reaches local mental health services.

Please sign this petition today to urge the Chancellor to ring-fence mental health spending on November 22 and ask your friends and family to sign too.

Together, we can make a difference.

#mentalhealthmatters

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Reasons for signing

  • Those who suffer from mental health issues ALWAYS need help at the time, they cannot afford to wait and be re- referred for months later! This subject is of extreme importance, and of extreme urgency.
  • I suffer from chronic depression and anxiety, trying to get treatment without a lengthy wait is impossible. If I was suffering a life threatening physical illness I would not have to wait nor be told that my treatment could not be funded without a huge wave of protest. Mental health is not a Cinderella, fund it properly, NOW!
  • We all need to,get,our priorities right

Updates

2017-11-16 20:10:52 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2017-11-09 21:18:52 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-11-08 20:04:55 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-11-07 21:50:26 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-11-07 21:07:44 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-11-07 19:17:59 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-11-07 18:23:24 +0000

10 signatures reached