Today is World Mental Health Day and we ask you to do #OneThing and start a conversation about mental health inequality. Because if we all do one thing, we can change everything.
This World Mental Health Day is your chance learn about mental health inequality. It’s also an opportunity to speak out, spread the word and make change happen. Share with friends and start up that conversation today.
Did you know?
In 2020, 1 in 6 young people had a mental health problem (compared to 1 in 10 in 2017).
Black people are 4 x more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act than white people.
And people in the poorest fifth of the population are twice as likely to be at risk of developing mental health problems as those on an average income.
These are just some of the examples of inequality that exists in mental health, and we want to do what we can to ensure that everyone who needs mental health support has access to it.
Mental health support is still too often determined by where we live or who we are.
To find out more about the fight for mental health equality and why it’s so important worldwide, please visit: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day
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