A report published on 18 June 2012 by the London School of Economics reveals ‘the horrific scale of mental illness in Britain — and how little the NHS does about it. Mental illness is now nearly a half of all ill health suffered by people under 65 — and it is more disabling than most chronic physical disease. Yet only a quarter of those involved are in any form of treatment’.
The report, ‘How Mental Illness Loses Out in the NHS’, is by the Mental Health Policy Group — a distinguished team of economists, psychologists, doctors and NHS managers convened by Professor Lord Layard of the LSE Centre for Economic Performance.
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