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NHS calls for government action on link between mental distress and benefit cuts.

What: NHS Providers publishes research showing that more than nine out of ten (92 per cent) mental health trusts that took part in a survey said changes to benefits were increasing demand for mental health services.

Why significant: The report adds to evidence that ESA recipients are at particularly high risk of suicide attempts, and that cuts and reforms to social security are impacting on mental distress.


Benefit changes and loneliness behind the growing deficit of mental health care, 2019