Mental Health Patients: Discharge - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:53 pm ar 5 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care 2:53, 5 Mawrth 2024

The noble Baroness is correct; the question is of the utmost importance. It is about putting more care into the community—that is why we have put £1 billion of extra spend into community support for mental health. Some 160 local mental health infrastructure schemes are being set up, with 19 in place already, and they are starting to work. The crisis cafés have resulted in an 8% decrease in admissions, while the telephone helpline has resulted in a 12% decrease.