Letters New mental health strategy

Uncosted, unrealistic strategy

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2133 (Published 05 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2133
  1. Elaine Murphy, independent crossbencher1
  1. 1House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW, UK
  1. murphyel{at}parliament.uk

Thornicroft is right to criticise the new mental health strategy for being uncosted and lacking an implementation plan.1 The overarching theme of the strategy represents a misguided, somewhat soft headed, utopianism, focused on wellbeing and mental good health, as though a happy society and a reduction in serious mental illness are directly connected. They …

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