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The state of mental health social work

Are mental health services in England in crisis? In the face of increasing demand, austerity cuts, lack of hospital  beds and poor access to therapy, many practitioners think so. At the end of last year, BASW members, mentalhealth social workers and service users travelled to Westminster to give evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Social Work. A full MP inquiry is planned to take place after the General Election