Strain on mental health care leaves 8m people without help, say NHS leaders

Exclusive: figure for England is in addition to official waiting list of 1.6m people as pandemic takes toll

An estimated 8 million people in England with mental health problems cannot get specialist help because they are not considered sick enough to qualify, NHS leaders have revealed as the toll of the pandemic is laid bare.

The figure, drawn up by mental health trusts and NHS Providers, underlines the gap between the growing need for care for anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, and the ability of the NHS to treat them.

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Category: Mental Health