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Mental health ambulances promised by chancellor

By Aubrey Allegretti and Alan McGuinness, political reporters
Mental health services will get a cash injection of ?2bn a year, as Philip Hammond promises more dedicated support in Monday's budget.
Special ambulances to treat people with conditions like depression, anxiety and PTSD are part of the new measures to ensure mental illnesses are treated as seriously as physical ones.The vehicles look like normal cars and are designed to reduce stigma.:: Chancellor facing 'particularly treacherous' budget

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Specialist mental health support will also be available 24/7 in every A&E department in the country, Mr Hammond will promise.And schools will get dedicated crisis teams supporting pupils with mild to moderate mental health illnesses.Some 55,000 adults with severe mental illnesses will be helped by the NHS to find jobs through a work placement scheme.The money for mental health services comes after Prime Minister Theresa May pledged an extra €20bn a year for the NHS.Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock told Sky News the overall figure was guaranteed "whatever the Brexit outcome".
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The money for mental health is due to be announced by Mr Hammond in his biggest speech of the year, announcing tax and spending changes for the next 12 months.He will be under pressure to back up Mrs May's recent pledge that the end of austerity is in sight.
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