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Ministers will agree to work towards parity between mental health and physical health - Barnardo's response

Release Date: 10 Oct 2018

Barnardo's has welcomed a call by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock that the world must unite and deliver parity for mental health so it is treated the same as physical health.

Mr Hancock launched the government’s ambition at the first ever annual ministerial mental health summit in London on Tuesday 9 October.

In response, Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan said:

We welcome Matt Hancock’s announcement that the Government is committed to putting mental health on an equal footing to physical health - vital to help stop us sleep-walking into a mental health crisis in the UK.

The next step must be an honest and urgent debate about how society can prevent a deepening of crisis by providing the right mental health support to children and young people early on.

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