In my catching up on blog feeds after my holiday, I nearly missed a gem - which I am listening to as I type. The Women's Hour Health feature last week was on mental health, and specifically on the poor levels of provision of psychotherapy. It can be heard here (though I am not sure for how much longer) and probably through the Radio 4 website.
It focused on a joint report, called "While we are waiting", the summary of which can be found here. It focused on the huge discrepancy between waiting lists for psychotherapy and those for other (physical health) conditions.
This ties in with my previous struggles to get psychotherapy (the lists in my area were closed because they exceeded 6 months) and my current anxieties about getting help with the abuse issues which have surfaced only recently.
It's all very well for the government to say they are putting in more money to improve the situation - but why is there such a discrepancy between access to treatment for "mental" and "physical" conditions?
There's more about the report on Mind's site.
My own area is apparently to receive a share of the money for provision of more talking therapies. It's unclear as yet how that money will be allocated.