Watchdog urges swift state action on mental healthcare due to impact of Covid-19
Mental Health Commission boss John Farrelly warns the pandemic has isolated people hit by grief, anxiety and stress
The government must fast-track its plans for improved mental healthcare, a watchdog has warned.
The Mental Health Commission has said better services and awareness campaigns are vital due to the impact of Covid-19.
John Farrelly, the agency’s chief executive, has written to Mary Butler, the junior minister with responsibility for mental health, asking that the policies in the National Mental Health Promotion and Support Plan are prioritised.
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