The Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation's Quality Watch report is a stark reminder of the distance we have to travel to put access to mental health care on a par with that for physical health services.
We warmly welcome the Government's commitment to produce waiting time standards for mental health services. This is a vital step towards creating parity of access to mental health care and to overcoming the 'institutional bias' in the NHS.
Read our manifesto for making mental health research a priority during the General Election and in government.
Making Work Work will help more people with long-term mental health conditions to get work while the IPS in IAPT pilot will test out whether the evidence-based IPS approach can be adapted to primary care for people with anxiety and depression.
Mental health services are unable to cope with demand for psychological therapies. Huge variations in referral rates and waiting times around the country are unacceptable and are making people more unwell.
People in forensic (or secure) mental health services should be offered support that helps them in their personal recovery journeys, according to a new briefing paper.
Better, faster and earlier help for mental health is vital to improve people's lives and represents excellent value for money.
The manifesto sets out straightforward, practical changes that a future Government could make in order to ensure mental and physical health are valued equally.
The Government's 'taskforce' into children and young people's mental health must focus on how to bring about a significant shift in resources to invest in early intervention and address shockingly high levels of unmet need.
Pregnant women and new mothers across almost half of the UK do not have access to specialist perinatal mental health services, potentially leaving them and their babies at risk.
The 'pursuit of happiness' must become an explicit and measurable goal of government if the £105 billion annual cost of mental illness in England is to be reduced, according to a report published by a group of leading mental health experts.
Successful implementation of liaison and diversion will depend on local services offering effective and engaging support to people of all ages who are diverted.