King's Speech: Increased funding for mental health and smoking cessation

By Paul Marinko | 07 November 2023

The King’s Speech has promised ministers will invest at least £2.3bn a year so an extra two million people can get mental health support.

Announcing the Government’s new legislative programme, King Charles III told Parliament ministers would also continue rolling out mental health support teams in schools and colleges across the country so that 50% of pupils are covered by 2025.

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