Words Don’t Count are launching their first campaign- Mental Health Matters.
We will be encouraging as many as we can to use the hashtag #wordsdontcount to let our prospective Government know that we want to see parity of esteem in healthcare, we have had the promises, now we need to see the change!
“Our Government is still not putting mental health where it needs to be, on an equal footing with physical health”.
Parity of Esteem in Healthcare
Parity of esteem means tackling mental health issues with the same energy and priority as we have tackled physical illness. It is about putting mental health funding, commissioning, training, research and development on a par with physical health spend and health services.
It is about changing the experience for people who require help with mental health problems. Parity of esteem in healthcare means that we are working toward valuing mental health equally with physical health.
Please do get involved either by using the hashtag #wordsdontcount or by signing up to our Thunderclap event.