Mental health – our attitudes and awareness

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Understanding what works to keep us mentally healthy and support those experiencing mental health problems is fundamental to reducing health inequalities.

PHE have been working with the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to understand more about public attitudes to mental wellbeing and mental illness and commissioned a series of questions on attitudes to mental health as part of the latest British Social Attitudes survey. This blog goes through some of the findings.

Two distinct pictures of public attitude emerged from the findings. On one hand people are being positive and aware about mental wellbeing, but on the other, we are still seeing negative attitudes towards mental health problems, despite widespread prevalence.

Topics covered include:

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Stigma

Read the full blog post here

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