Louise Rubin, Mind
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Mental Health charity Mind warns spending 'too low'

Local authorities in England spend an "unacceptably low" amount of money on public mental health, according to the charity Mind.

A report by the charity said on average just 1.4% of public health budgets was spent on mental health.

Public Health England welcomed the report and said there should be more investment at the local level but the Local Government Association said councils did many positive things that the report had not recognised.

Speaking to BBC News, Louise Rubin, a spokesperson for Mind, said demand for health services was rising and warned of "missed opportunities" to improve care.

  • 28 Oct 2014
  • From the section Health
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