NHS Providers evidence submission to the Labour Party’s mental health review 2024

NHS Providers has submitted evidence to the review led by Luciana Berger, which will provide recommendations to the Labour Party for a long-term cross-government strategy for mental health. The review focuses on three key objectives: prevent mental ill health; deliver Labour’s plan to recruit 8,500 more mental health professionals, provide mental health support in every school and put mental health hubs into every community; and reverse the rising trends of lives lost to suicide.

In our response we highlight the scale of the mental health challenge and what trust leaders have told us is required from a cross-government strategy. This emphasises the need for robust support for children and young people, addressing inequalities, improving service access, and enhancing life outcomes for ethnic minority and vulnerable groups.