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.