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Green Party conference has today condemned cuts to mental health services that are taking place around the country, warning that they are leaving people stranded.

In November, mental health charity MIND published the results of three surveys showing that mental health services in the UK are overstretched, that people are not being assessed quickly enough and many people needing treatment are not getting access to services at all.

Now services that support mental health sufferers are being cut back further by local councils and health bodies in many parts of the country.

Adrian Ramsay, Green Party Home Affairs spokesperson, proposed the emergency motion highlighting the impact of cuts to mental health services. Adrian Ramsay said: “Mental health problems are common and rising but people who need support are being left stranded by a severely overstretched system. People who have mental health problems should have easy access to professional support and…

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