We’ve waited long enough
It’s time for a fair mental health system
We know that people living with mental illness face challenges on a number of levels, from poor housing, an unfair welfare system, financial hardship and contact with the criminal justice system. Over the past year we have been encouraged by several developments across mental health.
We’ve seen a commitment to implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, a full independent review of the Mental Health Act, and people living with severe mental illness are now at the heart of the NHS Long-Term Plan. These are all strong developments but with fewer than four in 10 people having access to mental health services we know there is still a long way to go.
That's why we have launched our manifesto for the 2019 general election. We are asking all the main political parties standing to support our three key asks for the future government.
Ahead of the General Election on 12 December, we are calling on all parties to speak up for people severely affected by mental illness - you can help us by sharing our manifesto on your social media feeds.
We're also proud to be working with the Centre for Mental Health, Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Network, Mind and the Royal College of Psychiatrists to help ensure mental health is a priority for all political parties in this election. Read our collective manifesto in full below.