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Struggling to cope: mental health staff and services under pressure

 

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Struggling to cope: mental health staff and services under pressure

A report from Unison finds that reduced funding to mental health services across the UK is leaving staff vulnerable to violence and aggression from patients and means they cannot provide the level of care needed.

The report is based on a survey of more than 1,000 mental health employees across the UK, who work in a range of roles – with children and adults in hospitals, in secure units and out in the community.