Mental Health Foundation publishes report: Tackling social inequalities to reduce mental health problems

Posted 06.04.2020

We all have mental health and whatever our background and we can all experience mental health problems.  However, the risks of mental ill health are not equally distributed.  This unequal distribution of risk to our mental health is called mental health inequalities.

The likelihood of developing a mental health problem is influenced by our biology and by the circumstances in which we are born, grow, live and age. Those who face the greatest disadvantages in life also face the greatest risks to their mental health

The Mental Health Foundation’s report “Tackling Social Inequalities to reduce mental health problems” describes the extent of inequalities that contribute to poor mental health in the UK.  It explains how certain circumstances interact with our individual risk. Tackling social inequalities sets out a framework for social justice work to prevent mental health problems.

BBO Stakeholder Managers actively engage the expertise and knowledge of a wide range of stakeholders to create positive impacts for groups and individuals most distant from the labour market.  Covid-19 has brought significant challenges to our way of living and being. Working together will help us  to address mental health inequalities and start to level the playing field.

READ THE REPORT

RESOURCE – Mind’s coronavirus and wellbeing

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