Reducing inequality in mental health access, experience and outcomes
The impact of the pandemic will be felt for years to come. Despite impressive improvements in mental health services, unprecedented levels of demand due to the pandemic mean that the continued transformation of mental health care has never been so important.
The increased prevalence of mental health need we are seeing makes reducing the inequality experienced by people with mental health needs more important than ever before. Reducing inequality in mental health access, experience and outcomes, as well as being the right thing to do, will have positive effects for the local populations that Integrated Care Systems serve.
This session will explore how mental health services will transform to address the rises in demand, how addressing mental health needs advances equality, and the role of ICSs in facilitating and driving this.