Mental health is one of the biggest domestic issues facing the next UK government in this general election.
Most issues surrounding delivery of mental health support are devolved to the National Assembly for Wales, however many decisions taken in Westminster directly impact on people with mental health problems in Wales. This includes policy areas such as welfare and benefits, policing and the Mental Health Act.
More people than ever are speaking out about mental health and demanding change, but there is still so much to do.
Join us and take action to make it happen. Send our manifesto for Wales – Making it happen - to your parliamentary candidates and ask them to prioritise mental health if they are elected.
Together we can get the next government to build a better future for mental health.
We are calling on the next UK government to:
- Improve public understanding of mental health and reduce discrimination, including supporting the Time to Change Wales campaign.
- Tackle the culture of fear around workplace mental health by supporting employers to create mentally healthy workplaces, and providing effective support for those out of work.
- Ensure the welfare system supports anyone with a mental health problem that needs it, without the fear of having benefits removed.
- Change outdated, discriminatory legislation to ensure everyone with a mental health problem gets support and respect.