In today’s Guardian, I reveal the scandal of new mothers being turned away from mental health services.
For some time, I’ve been concerned that new mothers are being left to suffer in silence. My figures show that last year, nearly 20,000 new mothers were turned away from mental health services.
Maternal mental health services are being rationed. This is despite maternal illness costing the whole of society £8.1 billion a year. It is an absolute scandal.
The 8,500 new staff Labour will recruit are vital to solving this crisis.
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