Policy and services

We've been changing and influencing mental health policy for 30 years and we're still doing so.


Parity of esteem is the principle by which mental health must be given equal priority to physical health. There are however many areas where parity of esteem has not yet been realised.
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We are committed to addressing issues that are poorly understood, ignored, or neglected by policy and decisionmakers.

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The Mental Health Economics Collaborative (MHEC) is an exciting partnership between the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network, Centre for Mental Health and the London School of Economics Personal

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Six of England's leading mental health charities have called for all political parties to commit to bringing mental health to the heart of Government ahead of the upcoming general election.
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Perinatal mental health problems have a long-term cost of £8.1 billion for each year of births in the UK.
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Specialist welfare advice is likely to save mental health services money by improving people’s health and reducing hospital admissions.
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