Conservative Manifesto: Mental health
We've factchecked claims from Theresa May's speech at the Conservative party manifesto launch.
What is parity of esteem?
The government wants to achieve equality between the physical and mental health services provided to people, but it’s not there yet.
What did the courts rule on PIP?
The recent tribunal ruling on the disability benefit PIP was about the interpretation and application of the language of existing regulations.
Fewer doctors and nurses working in mental health
There are fewer nurses and doctors specialising in mental health now than in 2010.
Has the number of people using mental health services increased?
Changes to the way these figures are gathered means we don’t know for sure how the number of people accessing mental health services has changed between 2010/11 and 2014/15.