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Mental Health Services: Finance

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL1484, tabled on 5 July 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of funding delivered to community mental health projects in the last two years.

Answered on

18 July 2022

While no formal assessment has been made, we have committed to invest at least an additional £2.3 billion a year to expand mental health services in England by 2023/24, including community mental health support.

In 2020/21, we provided £500 million to accelerate plans to improve National Health Service mental health provision. This included £15 million for prevention and early intervention in over 250 local projects promoting better mental health and wellbeing in 40 of the most deprived local authority areas in England. We also provided an additional £10.2 million to support mental health charities, including Samaritans and the Campaign Against Living Miserably in response to the pandemic.