Noble Solicitors speaks out over Mental Health cuts
Thousands of teenagers in England are being denied access to free mental health care because of funding cuts, it is being claimed.
Newsbeat's been given exclusive access to figures from the charity Young Minds which show a number of local authorities have reduced spending for mental health services for young people.
Although NHS funding has remained steady, it's claimed the cuts in funding from local authorities means services such as drop-in counselling and advice lines are losing out. Of the 51 local authorities to respond, 34 revealed they had cut their budgets since 2010. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/21737173
Samantha Martin Trainee Solicitor in the Mental Health Department at Noble Solicitors says “It is alarming that the government is cutting funding to organisations that can be a lifeline to young adults suffering with a mental health illness. I hope organisations such as Young Minds can find funding and support from their local community so they can stay open and be able to provide key services for the community.”
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