NHS criticised over child mental health spending

  • NHS criticised over child mental health spending

NHS criticised over child mental health spending

The two to refer to suicide the as "the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address".

"In a country where only few have access to health services, the awareness level about mental health issues is rare".

The Duke and Duchess viewed the work of contemporary fine artist Dario Vargas, who had painted an original piece for the event.

Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 36, attended the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit ahead of World Mental Health Day today.

The Duchess, who returned from maternity leave last week, wore a lilac Emilia Wickstead fit and flare dress with her Gianvito Rossi 105 pumps in praline and a £595 Aspinal crocodile embossed cross body bag.

The Duke nominated his wife to add to the painting, telling everyone 'she is the arty one'.


Kate, 36, who studied History of Art at St Andrews, where she first met her husband, laughed and took the brush from Mr Vargas, asking him: 'Where can you hide it?' Mr Vargas pointed to a shoulder area and Kate made her brushstroke - as William joked: 'It's nearly ruined the picture'.

They also reveal connections between mental health and a robust economy, making special mention of the sliver of global aid ― less than 1 percent ― that is directed to various services, while also noting that "domestic financing on prevention, promotion and treatment is similarly low".

The royal couple arrived to attend multiple presentations on case studies of active mental health programs and also met with young people to speak about their experiences with mental health. It marks the first time the couple has made a joint official visit since the birth of their third child, Prince Louis, in April.

Their last stop was to a Friendship Bench, part of a innovation program from Zimbabwe which aims to teach elderly Zimbabwean women the skills they need to act as city lay health workers.

The duchess first showed off the Emilia Wickstead dress on a trip to Germany a year ago. This Friday, she will lead a number of senior royals at Princess Eugenie's lavish wedding at Windsor Castle, where George and Charlotte will feature in the tiny bridal party as pageboy and flowergirl. Globally, more than one billion people live with a mental illness, but provision varies radically according to where you live.