15th February 2016

There has been an ever growing focus on mental health – we now need to translate that into real change.

Today, NHS England have published a report by the Mental Health Task Force. The Five Year Forward view commits the NHS in England “to major transformation of mental health care”. It coincides with the start of a ground breaking series across the BBC focusing on mental health – In The Mind.

The Mental Health Foundation believes that these developments, mirrored by an increased focus on mental health in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, mark a pivotal moment in the fight for a mentally healthier nation. We worked closely with Public Health England to develop prevention focused recommendations for the Taskforce report, and were commissioned by them to review the relevant evidence. We are therefore delighted that the Taskforce report has underlined the critical importance of prevention.