Mental Health Taskforce announced

Department of Health, 24 November 2014

The Deputy Prime Minister has announced a new mental health taskforce which he will chair. The new taskforce will include Cabinet ministers from across the coalition government and will urgently examine:

  • how mental health services for young people can be improved
  • welfare and employment issues and helping people back into work
  • how to improve crisis care and prevent the large numbers of people with severe mental health problems ending up in police cells and prisons

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