Citizens Advice report: how mental health practitioners respond to practical problems

Citizens Advice, our partner in the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, has found that mental health practitioners are spending more time on non-health related issues, such as debt and housing, and this is having a negative impact on patients, staff and mental health services.

Its research with mental health practitioners found that 8 in 10 practitioners surveyed said they had less time to deliver clinical care after being asked to assist with tasks like budgeting and contacting public service bodies. 86% of practitioners say practical problems mean people struggle to recover following treatment.

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