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Are we in the grip of A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS?

As a new report reveals the dire state of psychiatric care in the UK, healthy explores the stigma around psychological illness – and what can be done to improve things
Photographs Gallery Stock, John Frost Newspapers Photographs Gallery Stock, John Frost Newspapers

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You’d be hard pressed to find a news article about the state of mental healthcare that isn’t swamped by facts detailing the NHS’s struggle to keep up with demand and budget cuts. The statistics are headline-worthy: mental illness receives only 13 per cent of NHS spending, despite accounting for around 23 per cent of the total impact of ill health, and affecting one in four UK residents each year. Then there’s the loss of 15,000 beds in specialist mental health units in the past 15 years due to cutbacks, and the fact that local mental health trusts in England have had £600 million cut from their funds since 2011.

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This issue, healthy is packed with expert know-how and inspirational ideas to keep your wellness on track throughout late summer. Meet the winner of our nationwide Face of healthy competition: we’ve picked a real-life beauty to be our cover star. We’ve also explored what it means to #Loveorganic in the real world, including how and when to buy organic produce. Plus, we’ve hunted far and wide for 33 tempting eat-well ideas for you to experiment with. Restore your balance and wellbeing with your digital issue of healthy.

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