Women’s Mental Health Taskforce Report
The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce – co-chaired by Jackie Doyle-Price, Minister for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention, and Katharine Sacks-Jones, Chief Executive of Agenda – has set out its key principles for gender and trauma-informed care in its final report.
Women are more likely to experience common mental health conditions than men, and while rates remain relatively stable in men, prevalence is increasing in women. Young women are a particularly high-risk group, with over a quarter (26%) experiencing a common mental disorder, such as anxiety or depression – almost three times more than young men (9.1%).
The Taskforce was established to set out priorities for improving women’s mental health and their experiences of services. The work of the Taskforce was informed by the voices and experiences of women and the report encourages commissioners, providers and practitioners to promote best practice in their organisations while taking into account women’s individual, gender-specific needs.
The Association of Mental Health Providers, our partners in the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, led the work on VCSE sector engagement for the Taskforce to inform the findings of the report, and ensured that the essential role of the sector is included in the principles and commitments going forward. Other Alliance partners were also involved in engaging with women with lived experience of mental health services through focus groups.
Find out more and download report: https://amhp.org.uk/womens-mental-health-taskforce-report/