Growing demand for talking therapy in Jersey
- 27 October 2013
- From the section Jersey
Jersey's health department says it is investing in a growing demand for psychological therapy.
The department said it was struggling to provide enough therapy alternatives to drugs, such as counselling, to deal with a rise in mental health issues.
It is working with GPs and the voluntary sector to increase services and develop new ones.
The department has been unable to put a figure on how much will be spent.
According to the department almost a quarter of islanders on continuing sick pay are experiencing depression, stress or anxiety.