David Cameron, Prime Minister
United Kingdom

Over the past years there have made cut backs and stripped away at the National Health System, of primary concern to us, is the cutback in funding in the mental health area. We need to get the government to stop these cutbacks and increase funding to the mental health system.

While some people suffering from depression are fortunate enough to have a doctor who prescribes medication and write referrals, mental health is a specialized area. The waiting list for seeing specialists can take weeks or even months, even then, just a few consultations are given.

Some people suffering from depression are fortunate enough to live in an area where organizations such as MIND can offer assistance with a support worker, who can be very helpful in guidance and support, even just a friendly ear to listen to the problems you are having to live with through difficult times, or they could arrange group or one on one therapy in a wide variety of topics.

Unfortunately, not only are services from such organizations are in great demand, they do not have offices in all areas, also they have a limited number of qualified staff, which means there can be a waiting list to see a counsellor.

We, the undersigned, call on the Prime Minister to increase funding for mental health care in the UK.

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The David Cameron: Petition to 10 Downing Street to stop cutbacks in the funding of mental health care petition to David Cameron, Prime Minister was written by Philippa Hope-Hornsey and is in the category Health at GoPetition.