Theresa May is pledging an extra 10,000 staff to work in NHS mental health services – without saying how they will be funded.
In her first spending announcement of the election campaign, the Prime Minister will also pledge to overhaul a 34-year-old Mental Health Act to tackle “discrimination and overuse of detention”.
And people suffering from problems such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder will be promised beefed-up protection against discrimination at work.
“On my first day in Downing Street last July, I described shortfalls in mental health services as one of the burning injustices in our country,” Ms May said.
“It is abundantly clear to me that the discriminatory use of a law passed more than three decades ago is a key part of the reason for this.
“So today I am pledging to rip up the 1983 Act and introduce in its place a new law which finally confronts the discrimination and unnecessary detention that takes place too often.