The Tories have failed to tackle a growing mental health crisis

MENTAL health may no longer be a taboo subject — celebrities discuss their struggles with mental illness and members of the royal family launch websites aimed at improving mental wellbeing.

Opening up about a form of illness that will affect one in four people is a step forward, but Labour’s revelation that patients are being sent hundreds of miles across the country for treatment shows that the government is failing them.

Dozens of Mental Health NHS Trusts report sending vulnerable people more than 100 miles to find them a hospital bed — the extreme end seeing a sufferer in Dorset transported all the way to Durham... See more

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