Making Mental Health As Important As Physical Health


Join the discussion on how to bring mental health care in line with physical health


Published on 24 January 2014


by Norman Lamb MP

(WireNews+Co)

London, England

Royal Hospital
Royal Hospital

Following the launch of the government’s new mental health action planclosing the gap: priorities for essential change in mental health, the social care news blog is inviting comments and suggestions on achieving parity of esteem for mental and physical health.

The mental health action plan was launched in London on 20 January 2014 by the Deputy Prime Minister.

The event brought together mental health experts, charities and users of mental health services, and Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb chaired a discussion on bringing mental health care in line with physical health.

Speakers at the event included:

The topics discussed included:

  • what parity of esteem for mental and physical health means to those working in health and care
  • a call for suggestions and insights into how to make this work in practice
  • how the sector, both providers and service users, can encourage parity as the norm
  • how language, not just the process, needs to change
  • how everyone has a role to play in changing social attitudes towards mental illness and championing transformational change
 

For more information about this press release visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-mental-health-as-important-as-physical-health

 


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Posted 2014-01-24 11:45:00