Other services have huge waiting lists but prescribing drugs to treat mental health problems takes very little time. Given the sector's fundamental lack of resources, an over-reliance on medication is unsurprising - but it needs to stop.
Charity shops do great work fundraising for the sector, providing affordable goods, and recycling. But, with the High Streets struggling, are they too successful? Probably not – but the context is important.
Prevention is better than cure. When it comes to poor mental health, prevention can often mean resilience - but how can this be improved? Scope speaks with Action Mental Health about their efforts to do just that.
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