Our colleague at Middlesex University Elizabeth Cotton published the results of a national survey of working conditions in mental health services, last week.
She noted that “The survey involved 1500 respondents, including 68 in depth interviews of frontline workers in mental health. The results are devastating. The website includes a range of data and anonymised quotes from mental health workers, as well as an eBook that looks at the future trends. The survey reveals a profound downgrading of services as well as a reliance on unwaged work and precarious employment conditions now widespread across the UK. The research outlines an impending crisis in the UK’s capacity to deliver quality mental health services.”
The results for the survey and its infographics can be accessed on www.thefutureoftherapy.org