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Access to mental health services for those facing addiction

Help shine a spotlight on barriers to accessing mental health support for those facing addition by taking part in a national campaign from The Fulfilling Lives Programme. 

The campaign, running until Sunday 16 February, aims to highlight the fact that those facing addiction often struggle to access mental health support. According to the programme, between April 2018 and March 2019 over 130,000 adults in England entered treatment for drug and alcohol use. Of these, over 53% had a mental health need but 24% were not receiving treatment for this. 

A petition has been launched, as part of the campaign, which is pushing for change. To sign the petition and find out more, click here. The petition will be taken to commissioners, policy-makers and MPs in England, and will ask that current NICE guidelines around co-occurring conditions are adhered to. 

You can find out more about the campaign by visiting the dedicated website here

In Nottingham, the campaign is being led by Opportunity Nottingham - one of the 12 projects across England which form the Fulfilling Lives Programme. Contact Stacey Murton to access the Campaign Toolkit (including graphics and videos), email stacey.murton@FrameworkHA.org 

Take part in the campaign on social media by following @SystemChangeTNL and looking out for the hashtag #seethefullpicture.

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Date Posted: 
Tuesday, 4 February, 2020

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