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Austerity measures profoundly effect wellbeing

  • 17/04/2015
  • Author:bridgetmccall

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Find out more why mental health experts are reporting that austerity cuts and benefits processes are affecting the UK's psychological wellbeing and emotional state.


Austerity cuts and "intimidatory disciplinary regime" for benefits claimants are having a “profoundly disturbing” impact on people’s psychological wellbeing and the emotional state of the nation, 400 mental health experts, including psychiatrists, counsellors, psychotherapists, creative therapists and academics, have said in a letter to The Guardian newspaper published today.

The letter calls upon all parties to review what the signatories call "anti-therapeutic practices, and appropriately refashion their much-trumpeted commitment to mental health if and when they enter government".

Source: The Guardian: Hundreds of mental health experts issue rallying call against austerity

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Date of publication: 21 April 2015

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