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Mental Health Counselling Works - If Only the Government Would Fund it

If everyone in the north of Ireland who might benefit from GP-based mental health counselling were to actually access it, the current budget would equate to £2.29 per person - the price of an ice-cream

Thu Mar 07 2019  |  Mental Health Rights

Counselling can be an effective, low cost treatment option for many mental health problems, but only two thirds of GP practices have an in-house counsellor.

People in distress are waiting up to 7 months in some areas for an appointment. Funding provided by the Health and Social Care Board is totally inadequate. #123GP is calling for urgent investment in counselling in primary care to ensure everybody who needs it can access it.