EqIA Mental Health Strategy

Mental health is everyone’s business – individuals, families, employers, educators and communities all need to play their part. Good mental health and resilience are fundamental to our physical health, our relationships, our education, our work and to achieving our potential. Good mental health and Wellbeing also bring wider social and economic benefits. But to realise these benefits everyone needs to take action and to be supported to do so.

In terms of Equality, people need to take responsibility for caring for our own mental health and that of others, and to challenge the blight of stigma and discrimination. The council has objectives for employment, for education, for safety and crime reduction, for reducing drug and alcohol dependency and homelessness, and these can not be achieved without improvements in mental health.

Publisher: Milton Keynes Council

Date: March 2013