Labour will revolutionise mental health treatment – putting prevention front and centre.
If ever there was an argument that prevention is better than cure, it is with mental health.
We know that the longer mental illnesses are left untreated, the harder and more costly they are to treat.
This mental health crisis is wrecking the British economy.
Last year, 18 million work days were lost to mental illness - more than industrial disputes, more than injuries.
It costs the UK economy at least £117 billion a year.
And who does the cost-of-living crisis hit the hardest? Those already living with mental illnesses.
The next Labour Government will guarantee treatment within a month, recruit 8,500 new staff, put a specialist in every school and a hub in every community.
Labour will transform our mental health services:
Prevention as our watchword.
Better mental health for all.
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