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Coalition cuts have had toxic effect on UK mental health, say therapists

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2090 (Published 20 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2090
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

More than 400 psychotherapists, counsellors, and academics have condemned the coalition government’s cuts and policies, saying that they have had a profoundly disturbing effect on people’s psychological wellbeing and quality of life.

Writing in the Guardian newspaper, they said that counsellors and psychotherapists were at the “coalface” in responding to the effects of austerity …

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