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Using Community Psychology approaches to reduce the impact of inequality through the Community Mental Health Framework

This document is intended to support commissioners and service leads to invest effectively in the transformation of mental health services.

16 April 2022

BPS Guidance

By Community Psychology Section

This document shows how mental health inequalities are mainly due to social and material factors and gives service leads and commissioners guidance on how to reduce the impact of these factors.

Mental health inequalities and their causes can only be addressed, however, through action on wider social inequalities.

It builds on the community mental health framework for adults and older adults to set out how the NHS long term plan’s vision for modernised, whole person, whole population approaches can be realised.

Download the guidelines on reducing the impact of social inequality