London Mayoral Election: manifesto analysis 2016

Document type
Policy briefing
Corporate author(s)
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation
Date of publication
29 April 2016
Mental health services
Social welfare
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Twelve candidates will be on the ballot paper on 5 May looking to succeed Boris Johnson as the next Mayor of London. This report publishes a full list of the candidates and their key policy objectives.

In this document the Mental Health Foundation analyses how each of the party’s agendas address mental health and wellbeing regarding: Communities, Children and Young People, Housing and Homelessness, Multi Morbidities and Work (page references for each party manifesto are included).

The Mental Health Foundation calls on the next Mayor of London to:

  • Develop a public mental health strategy to embed Mental Health in all policies, systems and services.
  • Adopt the Whole Community Approach to Prevention in Mental Health beginning with the most deprived borough.
  • Initiate a mental health literacy programme in partnership with NHSE and other public employers of the London public workforce so that they can make every contact count (MECC) to improve mental health across the capital. The aim is to encourage open and informed conversations to support mentally healthy lives and communities across the capital.
  • Address the pressures that poor, insecure and unaffordable housing or homelessness place on the mental health of Londoners and their families.
  • Lead a comprehensive initiative that addresses mental health inequalities.

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