The NCS are advocating for direct access to counselling and psychotherapy via the Accredited Register program, allowing patients to choose their own therapist and treatment modality. By reducing waiting lists and improving access to mental health support, patients can receive early intervention and reduce the long-term costs to the NHS and society. Patients who can choose their therapist and modality are invested in their care and more likely to improve, and this approach can help prevent the development of chronic mental health conditions. Additionally, providing a choice of practitioner and modality can remove mental health inequalities and ensure that high-quality, timely, and appropriate mental health support is available to all.
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in EnglandNHS - Adult Psychiatric Morbidity in England - 2007, Results of a household survey
Briefing Note - Labour Party
To support the Labour Party in their mental health policy work for their upcoming 2023 Manifesto, we have produced a briefing note outlining the issues with mental health provision in the UK, and how the Accredited Register programme could help resolve these. You can read the briefing note here.
- Take Action
If you would like to write to your MP on this important issue we have created a template letter which you can access HERE
You can download various resources below: