Published: 06/01/2005, Volume II5, No. 5937 Page 6

A review of the mental health national service framework reports that suicide rates are at an all-time low. The review, by mental health czar Professor Louis Appleby, also revealed a 19 per cent rise in spending on mental health in the three years since the national service framework was published in 1999, and a further 2 per cent last year.