The CSP is encouraging members to contribute to the development of a new plan on mental health and wellbeing for England.
The new plan aims to improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes across the country - in particular for people who currently experience worse outcomes than the general population.
To help develop the plan, the government has launched a consultation and is inviting people to share their thoughts about how to improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes.
Natasha Owusu, CSP policy lead for England, said: ‘Research has shown that anyone can experience mental health but the chances of us having a mental health problem are not equal.
‘This is because the key drivers of mental health - including long-term conditions, poverty and discrimination - can mean some of us have fewer choices, lack a voice, have less power and have less opportunities. This consultation is an opportunity for members to influence the government's mental health and well-being plan.
‘Women health workers are more likely to experience high anxiety than male healthcare workers. This is even higher among Black, Asian and minority ethnic women, with ethnic minority health workers 50 per cent more likely to experience post-traumatic stress disorder than non-ethnic minority colleagues.
We encourage members to take part to ensure physiotherapy voices are included in the shaping and design of the plan
‘This is an opportunity to put forward your solutions on redesigning community rehab services to include high quality psychological support and make services equally accessible for all. As well as raising concerns around employers’ responsibilities to tackle the organisational causes of work related stress.’
The consultation is open until 11:45pm on 5 July 2022
Members can share their views by answering some of the key questions asked by the consultation, which include:
- How can we improve the physical health of people living with mental health conditions?
- What things need to happen to make sure the best care and treatment is available to more people?
- What are the top 3 things we need to sort out so we can improve NHS mental health care and treatment over the next 10 years?
- What can employers do to stop workers from having mental ill-health?
- What are the top 3 things that organisations can do to improve the lives of people living with mental health conditions?
- How can we improve the support offer for people after they experience a mental health crisis?
- What is the most important thing a new mental health plan should work on?
- How can local organisations collect and share data, so they can make plans and make sure mental health and wellbeing improves?
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