Responding to the Women’s Mental Health Taskforce report, Rebecca Cotton, director of policy at the Mental Health Network, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said:
“We welcome this valuable report which rightly highlights some burning issues which must be addressed if we are to better support women to recover from mental health problems.
“A quarter of young women aged 17 to 19 have a mental health problem and we need to focus more on them, as well as women from LGBT and BAME groups who we know often experience problems with accessing the right care.
“It is good news that health minister Jackie Doyle-Price will be chairing a women’s health taskforce next year and we look forward to working with her.
“As we look to the NHS long-term plan, what is absolutely critical is that we are in a position to give the right support and treatment to people when they need it. And this will take investment.”