This is a great article about the proposals David Cameron has made about addressing the Mental Health shortfall.
It mentions that the 1bn pounds he has pledged was actually part of the original 8bn promised by George Osborne in the election. He has only promised money he has already allocated. Also, this money was meant to keep the NHS on track and backfill holes in funding, it wasn’t intended to add extra to the budget. This means the mental health departments won’t get anything ‘extra’ from this money.
I hope that this is just the beginning of a new drive from the Prime Minister, and not the cop out I think it is.