Centre for Mental Health
Centre for Mental Health aims to help to create a society in which people with mental health problems enjoy equal chances in life to those without. Their mission is to change the lives of people with mental health problems by using research to bring about better services and fairer policies. Their vision is: ‘We’re here until people with mental health problems have a fair chance in life’.
Centre for Mental Health currently works in five main areas:
- Children: they undertake work which aims to improve the life chances of children through the support they need early in life.
- Criminal justice: they identify effective methods of supporting and diverting people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system.
- Economics: they research and analyse the costs of providing services and the benefits to the people they help.
- Employment: they develop and promote new ways of helping people with mental health problems get and keep work.
- Mental and physical health: they work on the areas where mental and psychical health conditions overlap, such as liaison psychiatry, and campaign for parity of esteem for mental health.