Report condemns social exclusion of people with mental illnessBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7220.1312d (Published 13 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1312
- Gavin Yamey, head of health economics (research and development) unit
People with mental health problems are excluded from employment, education, and social services, according to a new report by the mental health charity Mind.
The report was based on oral and written testimonies from a range of individuals and organisations, including mental health service users, high street retailers, voluntary agencies, and NHS trusts. An independent panel used these submissions to identify the extent and causes of exclusion, and to make recommendations to promote inclusion.
The Mind inquiry discovered many openly discriminatory practices in workplaces with regard to mental illness. It also found …