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Mental Health Services: Females

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 131305, tabled on 28 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to implement local women and girls’ mental health strategies, to help ensure that meeting the mental health needs of domestic abuse survivors is reflected at both a national and local level.

Answered on

7 March 2022

We plan to launch a public discussion paper this year to inform the development of a new long term mental health strategy. This will discuss potential solutions at local and national level to improve mental health and wellbeing, including in women and girls.

‘Our Vision for the Women’s Health Strategy for England’ was published in December 2021 which commits to gather evidence on the impacts of trauma-informed practice to support the victims of violence against women and girls.