A nationwide call to arms has been issued this week, known as ‘Equality for Mental Health‘. With over 200 signatories from Britain’s public eye, it is hoped that the campaign will finally make some headway into addressing the current imbalance between physical and mental health in this country.
It is a great idea to finally put some weight into parity of esteem, and goes beyond the ‘I wouldn’t get told to snap out of a broken leg’ maxim. The language is plain and clear – what we need now is for the Government and the NHS policymakers to go away and actually effect big changes.
The fact that it is a cross-party agreement also demonstrates that the current Government simply cannot sit on their hands about this. Pressure throughout the Commons will be placed upon the Prime Minister to act upon the issues raised in the statement.
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