Our campaigns successes for 2018
As the year draws to a close we wanted highlight some of the camapign successes we've had in 2018 and thank you for your support this year. You have proved that campaigning works! Whether you emailed your MP, met them face-to-face or signed a petition, you’ve made a huge contribution towards improving the lives of people severely affected by mental illness.
Here’s how your campaigning has made a difference in 2018:
The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act published it's recommendations to improve the Act. There’s still a long way to go before we get the law changed, so we're calling on the Government to accept the recommendations in full. Almost 2,000 people have signed our petition so far! Help us to reach our target of 3,000 - add your name today.
Seni’s Law became law. We couldn’t have done it without you! You helped to get this bill passed, which will reduce the use of force in mental health hospitals. A campaign win!
The Government dropped their harmful plans for supported housing funding. This gives thousands of people with mental illness reassurance that their homes are safe and secure. A campaign win!
The Government announced it would not challenge a court ruling on PIP. This was a huge victory as it meant that up to 220,000 people would receive a higher rate of PIP. A campaign win!
We highlighted the true cost of what it will take for mental health and physical health to be treated with equal importance by the NHS: double the £2bn announced by the Government!
We put forward the voices of over 1,600 people who took part in our survey about NHS mental health services. Thank you to everyone that took part. You can read the results in our report Right Treatment, Right Time.
There’s still a whole lot more to do, so watch this space for how you can campaign with us over the next year and beyond.
If you have not already signed up to become a campaigner - please take a moment today, together we can make 2019 our best year yet.