Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
People living in the least deprived areas of England live around 20 years longer in good physical and mental health than people in the most deprived areas.
Tackling and reducing health inequalities means giving everyone the same opportunities to lead a mentally and physically healthy life, no matter where they live and who they are.
Certain population subgroups are at higher risk of mental health problems because of greater exposure and vulnerability to unfavourable social, economic, and environmental circumstances. These intersect with factors such as gender, ethnicity and disability, in many cases with devastating consequences for individuals and their families.
This Mental Health Foundation manifesto presents the individual and local actions that can be applied to address mental health inequalities in England. It advocates particular approaches and interventions to reduce the risk factors underpinning inequalities and applying these proportionately across the social gradient.
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