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Mental health in an age of austerity

Knapp, Martin ORCID: 0000-0003-1427-0215 (2012) Mental health in an age of austerity. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 15 (3). pp. 54-55. ISSN 1362-0347

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Identification Number: 10.1136/ebmental-2012-100758


Given the current economic climate, it might well be assumed that it is a poor time to advocate greater expenditure on people with mental health needs. With the push to reduce government spending, a strong light is being directed to every corner where cuts might be made and mental health services are not likely to prove exempt. But might there be a case for quite the opposite course. Research shows that some expenditure on selected interventions may actually reduce public spending in the short or longer term, in addition to improving the well-being of individuals, families and local communities.

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Additional Information: © 2012 BMJ
Divisions: Social Policy
Personal Social Services Research Unit
LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2012 15:41
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:27

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