We’re Centre for Mental Health.
We take the lead in challenging policies, systems and society, so that everyone can have better mental health.
Our current five-year strategy was published in 2021, and as we reach half way through it, we have reviewed the progress we’ve made and the wider environment around us. As a result, we are delighted to share this update to our strategy that will guide our work over the next two years.
Our five key ambitions are:
- To secure a whole government long-term approach to protecting and promoting mental health for all, including housing, social security, health, business, justice, defence and the environment
- To address the unequal social and economic determinants of mental health, including poverty, racism, discrimination and exclusion, fostering action locally and nationally, including from statutory bodies, civil society and businesses
- To enable every child and young person to have a mentally healthy start in life through large-scale system change and investment
- To ensure that people of all ages with mental health difficulties get equitable, effective and timely health and social care services, including physical health, work, and housing
- To stimulate action to address inequalities in mental health across every dimension: working alongside communities and services to find sustainable, effective solutions. We will focus especially on addressing mental health inequalities facing neurodiverse communities, LGBTQ+ communities, racialised communities, refugee and asylum-seeking communities, older people, and people with ‘complex’ needs.
With your support, we’re more determined than ever to eradicate mental health inequalities. But we can’t do this without you – so please consider donating today.