Health inequalities manifesto 2018

Document type
Guidance
Corporate author(s)
Mental Health Foundation
Publisher
Mental Health Foundation
Date of publication
13 March 2018
Subject(s)
Mental health services, Social Policy, Health Services, Children and Young People
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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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.

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