The poorest children are four times as likely to have a mental health difficulty as the wealthiest.
Black people are many times more likely to be subject to the Mental Health Act.
People with autism, learning disabilities and long-term physical health problems have higher rates of mental ill health that are often never even identified.
At Centre for Mental Health, we're committed to working tirelessly until equality for mental health is a reality. We know that the chances of any of us having poor mental health are closely associated with a range of social, economic, ethnic and health inequalities in our lives. And the support offered for mental health difficulties and the outcomes associated with it are too often unequal.
With the generous support of the Elliott Simmons Charitable Trust, Centre for Mental Health has established a commission to investigate inequalities in mental health. The commission will seek evidence about a range of inequalities in mental health, and produce a series of briefings exploring specific inequalities, what is known about their causes and how they might be reduced or eradicated.
Click here to learn more about our Commission members.
Latest news from the Commission
- 29 March 2018: "Centre for Mental Health to investigate inequalities in mental health" (announcement of the Commission)
- 4 July 2018: "Liz Sayce to chair new Commission for Equality at Centre for Mental Health"