UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Paul Burstow: Mental health is as important as physical health

Press Release   •   Oct 14, 2010 12:33 BST

“I am determined that in future mental health is treated with the same importance as physical health."

Commenting on the report on mental health services in England released today [14 October] by MIND for the We Need To Talk coalition, Liberal Democrat Minister of State for Care Services, Paul Burstow said:

“The We Need to Talk Coalition is right to set out the state of mental health services that the Coalition Government has inherited. There is much still to be done. 

“I am determined that in future mental health is treated with the same importance as physical health.

“We have already signalled our commitment to mental health by committing £70 million this year to roll psychological therapies out to more people. 

“The Government understands that there is no health without mental health.  That is why we will publish a new mental health strategy this winter that will tackle these issues.”