I HAVE seen first-hand the devastating impact health inequalities can have on people’s lives.
I have lost two brothers who throughout their lives had struggled with long-term mental health challenges – the second one just this year, one week after George Floyd’s death and in the midst of COVID-19 sharply unfolding.
I channel my distress into the mission for equity in mental health services as this is one of the most urgent challenges of our lifetime. We have a chance to prove ourselves as a different kind of society than we have experienced so far.
“This strategy aims at making care fairer for all”
Today, as the chair of the Advancing Mental Health Equalities Taskforce, I work closely with health services to make sure we are progressing towards fair and accessible mental health care for all. This work must produce tangible outcomes for those we rarely listen or attend to – we can no longer work in a system that assumes the same approach fits all. The cost of…