Do YOU suffer with a mental illness? Theresa May reveals overhaul of support services


The prime clergyman has announced plans for extra training for teachers, more online self-checking for those with interests and an extra £15m towards community care in a bid to tackle stigma roughly the illness.

One in six adults – 17 per cent – in England suffer from a workaday mental health disorder which could include anxiety and dimple.

A survey of mental health and wellbeing, published today by NHS Digital latest year also reveals one in three adults with the condition accessed demented health treatment in 2014 – a figure which has increased from one in four people – 24 per cent – since the carry on survey was carried out in 2007.

The report also showed women were more liable than men to have reported CMD – common mental disorders – symptoms.

One in five women – 19 per cent – had related CMD symptoms, compared with one in eight men – 12 per cent.

CMD symptoms embrace irritability, worrying, depression, anxiety, feelings of panic, compulsion and discompose sleeping.

Adam Shaw, who has written an account of his OCD, anxiety and depression, prognosticated the illness took over his life.

He said he reached a point where he was upset he was going to hurt people and even kill them.

Adam, who is now in betterment from his OCD, has established a global charity, the Shaw Mind Foundation to supply help and support for people with mental health issues.

“If someone has a failure, who do you call?” he said.

“There is no emergency number for mental health. It is something we want to start addressing.”

Mental health experts have said multitudinous funding was needed to improve services.

Jon Spiers, CEO of Autistica, said: “Investigation shows that better mental health support is the top priority for woman on the autism spectrum.

“Sadly 79 per cent of autistic adults detail having had mental health problems and the latest studies suggest that child with autism are over nine times more likely to quarter their own life.

“That’s why it’s so vital that the Government’s latest force on mental health includes specific steps to support those ton at risk of poor mental health, especially children and adults on the autism spectrum.”

Professor Sir Simon Wessely, president of the Peerage College of Psychiatrists and Professor of Psychological Medicine, King’s College London’s Set up of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, has welcomed the prime minister’s ‘new and bold shade’.

“On her first day in office the Prime Minister emphasised the importance of mental strength in all our lives, and how those with mental disorders are too often marginalised,” he predicted.

“She is right to focus on the importance of early years in shaping later deranged health and helping teachers and of course parents to support troubled sprogs must be the right thing. 

“But we still don’t always know the best nature of doing this, so the Prime Minister’s commitment to proper trials corroborates that she knows that achieving genuine transformation is a long occupation, and one that must be based on sound evidence.

“What sounds self-evident and good may be the former but not always the latter, especially with children.

“On the other employee, the evidence for improving mental health services in A&E is already overwhelming, so the unused investment in psychiatry services in our emergency departments is definitely good.

“But we own a long way to go before mental health services are on an equal footing with those for sawbones disorders – the principle of parity of esteem.

“And so we urge the prime minister to carry on with to work towards hard and not soft parity between mental and man health.”

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