How much can increasing spending improve mental health care?

In the latest of our podcasts in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry, we discuss a recent paper on government spending on mental health. And for the first time in the series, we have the paper's author with us.

The panel

Dr Tatiana Taylor Salisbury, lecturer at King's College London, joined us to discuss her paper Relationship between national mental health expenditure and quality of care in longer-term psychiatric and social care facilities in Europe: cross-sectional study which appeared in the March 2017 edition of the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Also on the panel were:

  • Lauren Chakkalackal, Senior Research Officer, Mental Health Foundation
  • Aaron Kandola, Research Officer, Mental Health Foundation
  • Dr Amy Pollard, Senior Policy Officer, Mental Health Foundation
  • Dr Derek Tracy, Consultant Psychiatrist at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Senior Lecturer at King's College London and member of the British Journal of Psychiatry's editorial board.

Listen to the other podcasts in this series