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Money talks: understanding the value of talking therapies and other nursing services

Wednesday 20 February 2013


The ongoing economic crisis in Europe and the tough global economic conditions pose a number of challenges for healthcare generally, and mental healthcare specifically. On the one hand, a report published by the World Health Organization (WHO, 2011) acknowledged that the economic crisis is expected to produce secondary mental health effects. Given that mental health problems are related to poverty, deprivation, inequality and other socioeconomic determinants of health, it is logical to posit that the current and foreseeable economic conditions pose considerable risks to the mental wellbeing of populations. Under such circumstances demand for services, including talking therapies, is likely to grow.

Read the full article on the Journal of Research in Nursing website.