Mind

Better mental health for all: a manifesto for 2015

With less than 6 months until the next General Election in 2015, it’s essential that the voices of people with mental health problems are heard by all political parties. At Mind, we’re campaigning to make sure that mental health is given priority by the new government – whichever party is in power.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (219830)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£13,222

Donations

94

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

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Situation

Our nation is facing a mental health crisis. Over the last few years, demand for mental health services has shot up, as have prescriptions for antidepressants, the number of people being sectioned, and, tragically, the number of people taking their own lives. This situation has been made worse by deeper and faster cuts to mental health support services, longer waiting times and lack of choice for treatment.

Solution

Mental health services are a lifeline for thousands of people across the country. We simply cannot afford for them to be neglected by politicians and policymakers. We’ll campaign vigorously so that mental health is firmly on the agenda in the debates leading up to the election. We’ll also press for commitments from the main parties to ensure mental health gets a fair share of funding so that people have access to talking therapies and excellent crisis support, in good time, wherever they live.