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.
3 October 2014 Paper Number CEPCP429
This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Community Wellbeing programme.