UK must double mental health spending as global bill expected to top £12 trillion by 2030, landmark report warns

The UK must double its mental health spending to account for 10 per cent of the total health budget, according to a major new report.

The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development has warned that the economic cost of mental health disorders is expected to take $16 trillion (£12 trillion) a year from the global economy by 2030,

In 2017/18 around £12bn was spent on mental health services in England and the government has pledged a further £20bn for the NHS as a whole by 2023/24, but it has not specified which areas the money will go to.

Full story in The Independent, 9 October 2018