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Policy for better mental health


Treating mental illness should be a top national priority, especially as proven psychological therapies effectively cost nothing. Richard Layard explains how CEP research has led to a new deal for mental health – but much remains to be done. Mental illness has much greater economic costs than physical illness – but evidence-based ways of treating mental health problems have no net cost to the Exchequer.


Richard Layard

3 October 2014     Paper Number CEPCP429

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This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Community Wellbeing programme.