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Government targets depression

7th December 2009

The government has decided to shift the emphasis of mental health care in the UK with a new 10-year strategy that focuses more on prevention and early intervention.

With depression and anxiety affecting one in six people at any given time, it says that schools, employers and GPs all have more of a role to play in mental-health care and in particular it highlighted the importance of helping people back into work to aid recovery from mental illness and preventing it recurring. The move has been welcomed by campaign groups.


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Article Information

Title: Government targets depression
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 13461
Date Added: 7th Dec 2009


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