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Charity sees the toll of job losses on mental health - we struggle to meet demand 06 Jan 2018 13:26 #5590

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My charity sees the toll of job losses on mental health - we struggle to meet demand

I work in one of the poorest areas of the north east. At a time when we’re needed most, we’ve seen our funding cut by 60%

Sat 6 Jan ‘18 10.40 GMT

As chief executive of a small mental health charity in one of the poorest areas of north east England, I don’t sleep well. We deliver frontline recovery services in Redcar & Cleveland and in 2011 our funding was cut by 61% in one fell swoop. We used to get £350,000 from the local authority; now we manage on £135,000.

Meanwhile, mass unemployment and financial pressure have taken their toll on people’s mental health and we’ve seen demand more than double. The steelworks used to be the lifeblood of our community and its closure in 2015 has been catastrophic.

Across the country, suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 50 and rates of depression and anxiety in young people are spiralling. We see the human face of those statistics every day, and although I am an eternal optimist, most days are tinged with upset and anger.

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www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2018/jan/06/charity-job-losses-mental-health-struggle-meet-demand
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Charity sees the toll of job losses on mental health - we struggle to meet demand 06 Jan 2018 16:54 #5598

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A prime example of how seriously the TORYS do NOT take mental health. :evil:
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Charity sees the toll of job losses on mental health - we struggle to meet demand 08 Jan 2018 16:37 #5613

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The only aspect of MH this govt seem to care about is how to kill off as many sufferers as possible via reduced benefits, payment delays and sanctions.

How sane some of these politicians are themselves when at the same time claiming they have created record amounts of actual jobs, lifted people out of poverty and improved their lives is another question.
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Charity sees the toll of job losses on mental health - we struggle to meet demand 09 Jan 2018 23:19 #5633

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As like today the redeployment of Sylvester :evil: .

A fresh new hell coming everyone's way with the new gov recruit.

May said a cabinet reshuffle, however when you have a pack of jokers it's hard to find an ace.
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