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Mental Health Watch

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Welcome to Mental Health Watch

Mental Health Watch will keep you in touch with how well the mental health system in England is performing. Produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, it will help you track and analyse trends, and inform you about what the data is saying. Read more about this site.

Policy Summary

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health in England is now three years into its implementation phase. It committed to increasing investment in mental health services by at least £1bn by 2020/21 and led to the establishment of a number of new targets aimed at driving improvement in waiting times.

There’s now hope that the recently published Long Term Plan from NHS England will build on these foundations with renewed focus on mental health services. Read Policy summary in full.

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