Right treatment, right time

Rethink Mental Illness, November 2018

This report sets out a clear picture of the significant gap in access to health services for people severely
affected by mental illness based on a survey with 1,600 respondents. It identifies:

  • Average wait time for an assessment is 14 weeks
  • 56% of respondents believe they are not receiving treatment in adequate time
  • 30% asked for a service that was unavailable
  • 28% believe they were not referred by GP to an appropriate service
  • 51% felt that they received this support for a sufficient and appropriate time.
  • At least 20 people talked about having attempted or thought about suicide due to lack of services

Click here to view this report.

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