Bromley: Mental health referrals up by almost 90 per cent

PUBLISHED: 15:54 29 August 2012

The number of patients referred for mental health treatment has increased by 87 per cent in the borough since 2006.

The figures were revealed in the Strategy for Mental Wellbeing in Bromley document, which is due to be discussed by Bromley Council on Tuesday.

It sets out a three-year plan for how health professionals will tackle psychiatric and psychological problems.

There were 1,900 referrals to services provided by mental health professionals in 2010/11 in Bromley.

Priorities for the next three years include autism, reducing suicide rates, hospital admissions and self harming.

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