This is your chance to ensure we have healthcare services that truly support your constituents living with mental health problems.
At a time when demand has never been greater, severe cuts to mental health services, prolonged waiting times and a lack of choice in treatments, are making things worse for people living with mental health problems.
Other services that help people stay well – including community or voluntary activities, advice services, and benefits – have also been scaled back, which has a devastating impact on mental health.
The main parties say they value mental health and physical health equally. Some MPs have spoken openly about their own mental health problems and there is a determination across the parties to end stigma.
However, there’s a long way to go before mental health and physical health are treated equally.
Read our manifesto and briefings and share them with your party colleagues. Together, we can build a better future for mental health.
We want to help you feel confident talking about mental health issues, to understand why it will play such a major part in the next election and how the next five years is crucial for mental health services.
Read our briefing for all parliamentary candidates, which outlines:
- An introduction to mental health
- The key policy issues in mental health
- What you can do in your constituency.