Investing in recovery – report from Rethink and LSE
The London School of Economics undertook a study for Rethink Mental Illness funded by the DH. It found that family therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy can reduce hospital admissions, and that by early detection and intervention of mental illness the government could save more than £50million over two to five years. Personal budgets can deliver better value for money and outcomes than traditional care. The report advises that people who want to take more control over their lives should be given better support. 54 per cent of the NHS £2 billion budget for people with psychosis is spent on inpatient care.