Topic: Equality in mental health

Making mental health services work for older people

Dr Amanda Thompsell breaks down how fair provision and appropriate access to services, alongside combating ageism are crucial to improving mental health support for older adults.

Type: Blog

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Mental health in later life

Poor mental health is sometimes regarded as an unavoidable part of becoming older; we address this assumption and suggest recommendations on how to create better mental health for older people.

Type: Publication

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Podcast: David Woodhead

David Woodhead shares how his experiences as a gay man have affected his mental health, for good and ill, and about his journey from addiction to recovery.

Type: Blog

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Why reversing the rise in mental health inequalities should be in every party manifesto

Bethan explores how critical addressing inequalities is to building a mentally healthier nation.

Type: Blog

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Putting prevention of mental ill health on the political agenda

Bethan assesses how mental health can be improved, if we pay more attention to the wider social and environmental determinants of mental health.

Type: Blog

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Pursuing racial justice in mental health

Pursuing racial justice in mental health investigates how health and care services in the UK can collaborate with community organisations to coproduce mental health support that best meets the needs of racialised communities.

Type: Publication

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Mental Health Act figures underscore need for reform to tackle inequalities, says Centre for Mental Health

Latest NHS Digital data on the Mental Health Act reveals that reform is desperately needed to address and tackle existing inequalities.

Type: News

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Podcast: Claudia Turbet-Delof

Claudia Turbet-Delof, a local councillor in Hackney and human rights campaigner shares her experience of growing up in poverty in Bolivia, moving to the UK and facing depression and racism.

Type: Blog

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Mental health services in the UK in 2023: what the latest NHS Benchmarking findings tell us

Andy Bell paints a picture of what mental health services in the UK in 2023 look like, based on data from the NHS Benchmarking Network.

Type: Blog

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A Mental Health Commissioner for England 

This policy note explores the opportunity for the creation of a new statutory Mental Health Commissioner for England. It finds that this role exists in many
countries, with a range of different functions, and considers what we could learn from experiences elsewhere.

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