On Monday, Theresa May talked about her plans to initiate mental health care in her Charity Commission speech.
Her plans include £15m more allocated to community care, teachers that will have extra-training and online ways to self-check the symptoms. She wants to change the way mental problems are looked at.
According to the government, one of four people suffers from a mental disorder. This is usually common among the teenagers.
May wants every secondary school to beneficiate from a training on mental health. The Care Quality Commission will review the services children and teenagers beneficiate from across the country. The target by 2021 is to have children treated in their own area.
Support at the workplace will be improved. Lord Stevenson and Paul Farmer are the ones that will take care of the issue.
Jeremy Hunt, health secretary, said that children and teenagers really need a support as now they are prone to cyber bullying and social media, that can really affect their mental health. Self-harming amongst this group has been very common lately.
May also added that mental health has been “dangerously disregarded” as a secondary physical health. She hopes this change will transform not only people’s mentalities in the issue, but will also help more people deal with mental health.
She asked for the help of every institution so that her ideal can be fulfilled. Funding is also needed, even if it is harder to find it.
A mother who lost her child that suffered from bipolar disorder believes something needs to be done fast, as this problem is real and is concerning many.