No Health Without Mental Health

No Health without Mental Health is the coalition Government’s new mental health policy. Launched today, February 2, it is the result of a collaboration between a number of government departments and replaces the Labour Government’s 2010 policy New Horizons.

No Health Without Mental Health identifies six shared objectives:

1. More people will have better wellbeing and good mental health and fewer people will develop mental health problems.
2. More people with mental health problems will recover a good quality of life.
3. More people with mental health problems will have good physical health, fewer will die prematurely, and more people with physical ill health will have better mental health.
4. Improved services will result in fewer people suffering avoidable harm.
5. More people will have a positive experience of care wherever it takes place.
6. Public understanding of mental health problems will improve and fewer people will experience stigma and discrimination as a result of negative attitudes and behaviours to people with mental health problems.

No doubt this policy and the issues it addresses are ones to which we will return. In the meantime, all initial responses to No Health Without Mental Health are welcome!


2 Comments

Prepare To Bloom · April 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I am so impressed with this policy. I would be very interested in the long term effects of these changes. I know that in the U.S. as we continue to cut our mental health services we have an increased need for privately based services. Prepare To Bloom, LLC assists families that are struggling with finding appropriate placements for young people diagnosed with mental health concerns. If you are interested in learning more about what we offer please check out our website at preparetobloom.com

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