Mental health services are under immense pressure to provide care for an ever-growing number of patients with mental illness and mind-body conditions (such as IBS) for which there is no identifiable cause.
In order to meet the needs of their patients, healthcare services must set realistic goals and targets. However, these goals and targets are often unattainable due to the lack of resources available. This can lead to frustration and burnout among mental health professionals.
It is essential that medical and mental health services are given the support they need in order to provide the best care possible for their patients. Otherwise, the already immense pressure on these services will only continue to grow.