Policy & services

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


Parity of esteem

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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Liaison psychiatry

Psychiatric liaison services provide mental health care to people being treated for physical health conditions in general hospitals.

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The Mental Health Challenge

Local councils championing mental health

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A manifesto for better mental health

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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Mental health during and after pregnancy

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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Providing welfare advice in mental health services

Specialist welfare advice is likely to save mental health services money by improving people’s health and reducing hospital admissions.

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