This report, from the The Mental Health Policy Group, considers the steps that must be taken if the ambition of ‘parity of esteem’ for mental health is to be achieved in England. Its starting point is the belief that improving the nation’s mental health cannot be achieved through a focus on health services alone, vital though these are. A much more ambitious, cross-government approach to mental health is also required.
Introduction - The case for a cross-government approach
Chapter 1 - Promoting good mental health and prevention
Chapter 2 - Tackling inequalities in mental health
Chapter 3 - The NHS and support at the point of need
Chapter 4 - Helping people with mental health problems to live well in the community
Chapter 5 - The mental health workforce