Rise in people detained under Mental Health Act “extremely concerning”

Commenting on government figures which show an increase in the number of people detained under the Mental Health Act, former Liberal Democrat Care Minister Norman Lamb said:

“The rise in people who are detained under the Mental Health Act is extremely concerning.

“It seems clear that to prevent further increases the Government need to make more funds available for community support to prevent people from reaching crisis point in the first place.

“The Conservatives have a real opportunity to show that they will use evidence based policies to help people who suffer mental health problems, by acting on findings of the independent review of the Mental Health Act when the final report is published.”

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