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A separate mental health law exists.
Mental health plan was approved/most recently revised in 2011
Ranked 8th in Europe with 72 points out of 100 on the Mental Health Integration Index, measuring availability of therapy and medication and integration of medical services.
Access to mental health services is free
A mental health program in the workplace is in place.
Mental illness estimated to be responsible for increasing the unemployment rate by 4%.
When looking at absenteeism,unemployment and presenteeism, the annual costs associated with lost production was 30.3 billion
13% of the total healthcare budget was spent on mental health services in 2012
In UK the budget for mental health care is experiencing cost reductions, despite increased investment in previous years (2013)
Depression and anxiety are frequently treated by GPs, but healthcare services and referral vary across the country
Patient Advocacy Groups are invited to participate as either consultees orcommentators in the appraisal process.
However, they are restricted by resource pressures.