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Improving our mental health

A ‘transformational commitment’ is being made to improve mental health services in Greater Manchester, with a new approach to prevention expected to tackle the root causes of mental illness at an earlier stage.

Greater Manchester currently suffers from some of the poorest levels of mental health in the country despite spending £600million on delivering mental health services every year. However, with mental health and wellbeing being such an important factor across all forms of ill health, it is estimated that the wider economic cost of mental health to Greater Manchester is approximately £3.5bn.

To find out more about how partner agencies across GM plan to make this change for the benefit of local people, please go to the GM mental health strategy.

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Greater Manchester Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy