- £250m over five years for pregnant women and mums dealing with depression. This would include eight new mother and baby units providing inpatient care for pregnant women and new mums and 40 new community services helping new mums adjust to life at home with a new born.
- New waiting time standards for people in crisis and for conditions like bipolar disorder so that those who are ill know how long they have to wait.
- Hundreds of thousands more people will get access to talking therapies for anxiety and depression.
Continuing Mr Clegg said: "In the coalition government's final Budget we secured more than a billion pounds to revolutionise services for children and young people, alongside the first ever waiting times standards and a plan to roll out talking therapies across England. But we cannot and must not rest there. Equality for people with mental health issues is a liberal mission. As this document sets out, in Government again, we will continue to put mental health front and centre of the political debate. That's why I am so immensely proud that we are the first party to put equality for people with mental health problems on the front page of our full General Election manifesto. Only the Liberal Democrats can keep Britain on track and provide both a stronger economy and a fairer society with strong public services.
"Only the Liberal Democrats can and will make sure mental health is treated with the same urgency as physical health, with money to back that up, and challenge the stigma every day." Nick Clegg added.