Politics and policy of mental health

Norman Lamb (House of Commons, London, UK)

International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare

ISSN: 2056-4902

Publication date: 10 July 2017



The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the issues for mental health in the UK.


It is a personal view of the political issues facing the UK in recent years.


The fight for true parity of esteem for mental health is one where some progress has been made, but it is also a fight that we are still too far from winning. The battle for equality continues, but it must not detract from the need to innovate and to use scarce resources more effectively to improve people’s lives.


It is an attempt by the author to tackle mental health problems in children and young people at the individual, and larger population, and policy level.



Lamb, N. (2017), "Politics and policy of mental health", International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 160-162. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHRH-05-2017-0022



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