Anxiety, Stress & Depression Petition to Prime Minister

This is a service provided by the NHS which should have been available to all UK citizens on 1st April 2007. Please provide your support in signing the petition for those who need this mental health service.

Thank you for your support.

We are concerned about the inadequate provision of mental health care in our constituencies. In particular we are surprised that the government’s pledge, that cognitive behavioural therapy delivered by computer – CCBT – would be available for all who need it across England by the end of March 2007 has not been honoured.

The treatment, “Beating the Blues”, which addresses mild to moderate depression, was recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in February 2006. In March this year, Patricia Hewitt, the Secretary of State for Health, said at the MIND annual conference: “I can announce today that from next month (April 2007), patients who would benefit from accessing clinically proven computerised CBT, should have this service provided by their local PCT”. From our experience this statement is simply untrue.

Would you also request that Beating the Blues, the CCBT programme recommended for depression by NICE is made available in our constituencies as soon as possible.

With 1 in 4 GP consultations now being on anxiety and depression, it is a very important issue for the whole country.
'We' as in WE THE signed CITIZENS OF THE UK who have been lied to and misled by the Health Minister. Which covers those who are or have served in the armed forces including civilians.

From Prenatal to physical abuse, bullying including over worked and PTSD.

This encompases all ENGLISH, WELSH and Northern Ireland populace as per NICE guidelines.

Scotland having their own self governance in health maters is now out side English and Welsh NICE guidelines.

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