More investment put towards talking therapies for people with severe mental illness


A new scheme that could improve the care and treatment of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and psychosis, was announced today by Health Minister, Norman Lamb.

An estimated 1.8 million people are affected with severe mental illness and these pioneering schemes will address new ways of treating patients including reducing medication, where appropriate.

Six NHS pilot sites, already leaders in the mental health field and supported by an additional £1.2 million, have begun work demonstrating the benefits of National Institute of Clinical Excellence recommended psychological therapies in the treatment of people with a severe mental illness or personality disorder. Read more