Inequalities in mental health: the facts
Some groups of people have far poorer mental health than others, often reflecting social disadvantage. In many cases, those same groups of people have less access to effective and relevant support for their mental health. And when they do get support, their experiences and outcomes are often poorer, in some circumstances causing harm. This ‘triple barrier’ of mental health inequality affects large numbers of people from different sections of the population.
As part of our work in the Commission for Equality in Mental Health, we've put together some of the key statistics about mental health inequalities.
Learn more about the fight for equality in mental health by following this link to see the full factsheet.
Spending Review misses vital chance to promote and protect mental health, says Centre for Mental Health
The Government’s Spending Review for the next three years has missed an important opportunity to protect and promote the nation’s mental health in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, Centre for Mental Health chief executive Sarah Hughes said today.
Responding to the Spending Review and Budget announced today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sarah Hughes said: “The nation’s mental health has been put under unprecedented pressure during the pandemic. We forecast that around 10 million people will need support for their mental health as a result over the three years covered by the Spending Review.
“Today’s announcements offer only limited hope that the help will be there when it’s needed, or that steps will be taken to protect people’s mental health and prevent problems from escalating to crisis point."
Read the full statement on our website.
Centre for Mental Health named among Charities of the Year to celebrate 25th anniversary of Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple, London
4 August 2021
Centre for Mental Health is delighted to have been chosen as one of the Charities of the Year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple, London at its Westfield Lane, Harrow site.
The Temple, based in North West London, will kick off a year of events to support Centre for Mental Health and other charities with a sponsored walk, run and bicycle ride on 7 and 8 August. More than 800 people will be participating in these events at the weekend to raise vital funds for the Centre’s work with children and young people. You can support the fundraising activity here.
Funds generously raised by members of the Temple will help to support Centre for Mental Health to respond to the needs of children and young people whose lives have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
For the full news article, go to our website.