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Why health spending should fund advice

27 February 2015

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Prescribing advice – a pathway to health and saving money [ 270 kb] demonstrates the health value of advice. Our briefing on how investment in free, impartial advice can improve people’s health and save health services’ money.

Over 80 per cent of clients say that CAB advice made them less stressed, depressed or anxious.

As well as improving health, advice can also save money. The average cost to the NHS of treating anxiety or depression is £880, whereas the cost of advice per client is £123. This means that each time an advice intervention mitigates the need for GP mental health treatment, there’s a potential saving of over £750.