In the past few years, you’ve campaigned with us on crisis care, improved access to talking therapies, welfare reform and an end to stigma and discrimination.
Thanks to our campaigning, we’ve made progress. The Government has:
- awarded more money to Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
- published guidance to end outdated and damaging restraint and restrictive practices used on people having a mental health crisis
- led a national agreement, signed by all the major agencies including police, ambulance, NHS and public health, to ensure everyone in crisis gets the care they need no matter whom they turn to first.
There’s a long way to go before mental health and physical health are treated equally.
Those of us with mental health problems still face stigma and discrimination, struggle to access services due to funding cuts and have to deal with a benefits system that simply isn’t equipped to help us recover and get back in to work.
Together we can get the next government to build a better future for mental health.