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Mental illness: outgoing PM announces prevention plan

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 17 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4260
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

NHS staff, teachers, and social workers will get training to spot the signs of mental health problems, under a new prevention plan announced by the outgoing prime minister, Theresa May.

In an attempt to cement her domestic legacy in her last few days in office, May announced a package of measures to tackle what she called the “burning injustice” of mental illness. “We should never accept a rise in mental health problems as inevitable,” she said. “It’s time to rethink how we tackle this issue, which is why I believe the next great revolution in mental health should be in prevention.”

May also confirmed …

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