Help with Fees for people with Mental Health Issues

Help with Fees for people with Mental Health Issues

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Lucy Cole started this petition to Government and

I’m currently training to be a Health/Life Coach & Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Over the past 5 years I have suffered many personal traumas which has caused me to have spouts of anxiety & depression. I have been in some very dark places & have now come through the other side. My passion is now to be able to help anyone struggling with poor mental health & want to make changes in their life. I feel this should be offered to all walks of life whether you are working or receiving benefits. The current process is to visit your doctor & be referred, however this can take months & months due to long waiting lists. The next option is visit a private clinic which is a much faster route. Of course many people cannot afford to take this route & have to continue to wait which can cause increased mental health issues & regrettably sometimes suicide. 

The government needs to set up an easier process to help people towards the costs of fees for treatment within the private sector & relieve the NHS & charitable organisations. My proposal is that anyone who is on universal credit or low income can apply for help for fees by completing an online form & being generated a code, similar to the help with fees for court costs that is already in place. They can then call a private clinic, book an appointment over the telephone or online immediately  based one the code the have been provided with. 

Each private clinic or coach will have to pass a criteria & vigorous process undertaken by the government in order to qualify for the code system. Once they've passed their application they will then be provided with a unique service code & added onto the database. This will also help regulate which clinics/coaches will be providing the treatment to people with mental health issues. 

People with mental health issues need help fast, this could be a great alternative to receiving treatment quickly & efficiently before it's too late. 

This country is facing a mental health pandemic, we need to act quickly!!!!! Please can you sign this petition & share it with all your friends & family, thank you xxx

 

 

 

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