Equality in mental health

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The final report of the Commission for Equality in Mental Health highlights that change is possible, setting out a system designed for equality
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Mental health inequalities are unjust and unnecessary.

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Inequalities in mental health mean that some people are more likely to have poor mental health, and less likely to get effective support. We've put together some of the key facts to help you learn more and campaign for change.
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Christine shares how she struggled to access mental health support in her 70s after struggling with a long-term physical condition
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As a deaf person, Richard struggled to access effective mental health support for decades. Here, he shares his experience.
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Andy unpacks NHS England's new strategy, with a reminder that tackling wider determinants will be critical to its overall success
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Why do people with poorer mental health often get the least effective help?
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Shuranjeet Singh explains how Taraki has looked beyond reductive labels to explore the pandemic's impact on the mental health of Punjabi communities
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Louis argues that tackling health inequalities is vital to improve the life chances of people who have been left behind by a decade of austerity
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Why are groups that face higher levels of poor mental health experiencing the greatest difficulty in accessing services?
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