Mental health services to get £4m boost

PUBLISHED: 09:55 21 July 2018

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Almost £4million more will be invested in mental health services across the West of England.

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has this week revealed it will provide an additional £3.9million in the 2018/19 financial year.

A third of the cash will go to the biggest provider of such services – Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Trust.

Dr David Soodeen, the CCG’s mental health clinical lead, said: “Improving our mental health services is a priority for us

“We know improving our population’s mental health is both a challenge and an opportunity for the CCG...

“We need to make appropriate investment across the range of services, for all ages and ensure people’s mental health needs are met alongside their physical health needs.”

In Weston, a ‘safe haven’ café will be set up where people who may be suffering a mental health crisis can attend and receive support.

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