In the balance: austerity and its toll on mental health services
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In the balance: austerity and its toll on mental health services

Nick Evans Health writer

Mental healthcare may be a government priority, but social and economic factors are putting services under increasing strain

Since the financial crash more than ten years ago, living standards have been squeezed, financial insecurity has risen, and the government has overseen an austerity drive that has led to cuts in benefits and public services.

Mental Health Practice. 22, 3, 8-10. doi: 10.7748/mhp.22.3.8.s7

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