The UK government’s recent mini-budget has come in for a lot of criticism. Its effect on stock markets, pensions and the value of the pound have barely been out of the news. As a clinical psychologist, one issue I find alarming, but has barely been discussed, is the possible effect this will have on the mental health of the British public. Specifically, I am concerned about the cutting of the top rate of tax, what this will do to income inequality, and what this will do to people’s mental health… More here.
The UK is very poor at dealing with mental health and provision to help people has been close to non-existent over the past decade. It amazes me that our government now seems to be deliberately making the situation worse.