Marmot review: Tackling mental health inequalities is overdue, urges Mental Health Foundation

25 February 2020 – Mental Health Foundation

Mark Rowland, Chief Executive at the Mental Health Foundation said:

The Marmot Review 2020 shows that the social factors that lead to poor mental health are persisting or getting worse. Factors such as lower educational attainment, low quality employment, poverty and income inequality and difficulties in securing good quality housing have all been identified by the Mental Health Foundation as important drivers of mental health problems.

“Our recently published report ‘Tackling social inequalities to reduce mental health problems’ identifies a range of effective solutions for reducing these inequalities, in order to prevent mental health problems. We are calling on the Government to take action and develop a cross-departmental plan on mental health and wellbeing. There is no more time to waste on this.”


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