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Mental health is welcomed back on to the political agenda

Mental health is welcomed back on to the political agenda

Friday, 18 September

The prime minister’s acknowledgement in parliament of the importance of people being able to access psychological therapies for mental ill-health was heartening. In response to the leader of the opposition’s question about mental health, David Cameron singled out cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), which is just one of the talking treatments recommended for depression and anxiety by the National Institute for Health and Care and Excellence. Evidence shows that patients respond best and recover more frequently if they are able to have some choice about the kind of help they receive.

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