The Department of Health and Social Care are making a call for evidence and views on what can be done to improve the mental health and wellbeing of everyone. The Government have made commitments to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the nation with a particular focus on those who have poorer outcomes.
This links to the ‘Levelling Up the United Kingdom’ policy paper of which a key part is to address the disparity in outcomes linked to where people live.
The discussion paper is asking a series of questions, including around the promotion of positive mental wellbeing, prevention, intervention, and treatment of mental health conditions and is calling for evidence to help develop a new plan.
So who can participate – EVERYONE!
They want to hear views from everyone and this includes:
- children and young people, adults, and older adults who have experienced mental ill-health
- people who have cared for someone affected by mental ill-health
- people who work or volunteer in health and social care services who support people with their mental health
- people who work or volunteer in places where they meet people who are affected by mental ill-health (such as schools, job centres and housing associations)
- academics and experts who work on mental health