The UK SAYS NO MORE team at Hestia are so happy to announce that Centre for Mental Health has joined the campaign as a partner!
Centre for Mental Health is the UK’s leading authority in mental health research. Find out more about their work changing the lives of those with mental health problems:
Centre for Mental Health seeks to create a society where our mental health is protected and promoted from the first spark of life onwards; where people with mental health problems get the right help quickly; and where a mental illness doesn’t stop a person from enjoying a fair chance in life.
Our goals for 2020
We’ve got a clear vision for the next four years and what we’re going to be focusing on.
Over the next five years, we will change the lives of people with mental health problems by:
- Giving more children the best start in life
We will help local authorities, mental health services, schools and GPs across the country to offer the right help at the right time to children at risk of long-lasting mental health problems.
- Helping more people with mental health problems to get work
We will provide help and training for services to make effective employment support available in more areas.
- Keeping people with mental health problems out of prison
We will support innovative approaches to helping people in or on the edges of the criminal justice system to get better help.
- Breaking down the divide between mental and physical health care
We will seek new ways of improving mental health support for people with long-term conditions, especially those with the most complex health problems.
- Tackling the biggest inequalities in mental health
We will explore why some people have a greater risk of mental ill health than others and help services to reduce inequalities.
The NHS, local councils, employment services, the police, probation and schools are all trying to understand how they can better support people with mental health problems. But they are all working under unprecedented financial pressures and seeking cost-effective ways of meeting growing demand. Our work improves the lives of those of mental health problems and saves society money.
Areas of work
Centre for Mental Health’s main work areas are:
- Children: we undertake work which aims to improve the life chances of children through the support they need early in life.
- Criminal justice: we identify effective methods of supporting and diverting people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system.
- Economics: we research and analyse the costs of providing services and the benefits to the people they help.
- Employment: we develop and promote new ways of helping people with mental health problems get and keep work.
- Mental and physical health: we work on the areas where mental and psychical health conditions overlap, such as liaison psychiatry, and campaign for parity of esteem for mental health.
Centre for Mental Health’s Missed Opportunities report from July 2016 highlights recent evidence into children and young people’s mental health, including how incidents of abuse and trauma impact upon mental health. It found that on average, children and young people with mental health difficulties go ten years between first becoming unwell and getting any help. You can download the report here.
Find out more about Centre for Mental Health.
Interested in becoming a partner of UK SAYS NO MORE?
Please get in touch with Lyndsey Dearlove, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Partnership Manager.
You can contact Lyndsey by email at Lyndsey.Dearlove@hestia.org or by phone at 020 7378 3170.