I think some eye-catching points got lost in my large piece of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on Poverty in the UK, so I’m re-posting excerpts:
Looking at a summary of trends in mental health care over last 20yrs, we read this somewhat minimalist statement for the poorest fifth of the population:
Adult physical health (UK, working-age adults) – Worse
Adult mental health (England) – Worse
Adult mental health (Scotland) – Better
Young people’s mental health – No change (P9)
I know there’s an awful lot left to be done here but the context is at least encouraging.