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

Abstract

Purpose

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

Design/methodology/approach

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

Findings

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.

Originality/value

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.

Keywords

Citation

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

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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