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According to a report in the Health Service Journal, NELFT is behind on its Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies target after a 'funding cut'.
Jon Abrams, Redbridge Concern for Mental Health said: "With funding cuts and changes to the NHS and Local Authority services, it's crucial that the mental health services people rely on are sustained, developed and improved.
However, many people with mental health problems are concerned about local service closures and changes to services as well as waiting times.
It is also important to remember that Government figures show investment in mental health services has fallen for the first time in 10 years; yet demand is rising."
The economic recession across Europe has had a profound impact on people with mental health problems, research from King's College London suggests.
Between 2006 and 2010, the rate of unemployment for those with mental health problems rose twice as much as for other people - from 12.7% to 18.2%
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Recent research in the Journal of Public Health demonstrates the damage of unemployment on people's physical and mental well being.
According to the research, it is estimated that a 1% increase in the unemployment rate was calculated to result in an extra 221 deaths per year, 35,624 cases of mental health problems and 52,571 cases of limiting long term illness.
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