Nick Clegg promises £120m boost for mental health care waiting time targets

Nick Clegg has addressed the uncertain waiting times set by the NHS for the treatment of mental health problems.

In his speech, Nick Clegg outlines his aim to end second class treatment of mental health in the NHS.

Clegg will say in his annual speech to his party conference: “It is wrong that relatives and friends needing a hip operation can expect treatment within a clear time frame but someone with a debilitating mental health condition has no clarity about when they will get help.

“I want this to be a country where a young dad chatting at school gates will feel as comfortable discussing anxiety, stress, depression, as the mum who is explaining she sprained her ankle.”

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