Over 8 million people are supported by mental health charities – 1 in 8 of our population
Association of Mental Health Providers, the national voice for mental health charities providing services in England and Wales, has launched a new campaign #MHEqualityNow calling for urgent action and sustainable funding from Government to support the sector. The Association warns of the ‘perfect storm’ as their research reveals alarming insights into the demand for mental health services.
Over 8 million people are supported by mental health charities – 1 in 8 of our population – and a survey of the Association’s 300+ members has revealed a 100% increase in waiting times for access to specialist referral and crisis services since summer 2022 and a 50% rise in people presenting with increasing needs, particularly with anxieties related to money and housing because of the cost-of-living crisis.
Read more about their campaign here.