Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted on July 10, 2021

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UBI Lab Leeds members joined the project ‘Peace of Mind’ to raise awareness how a Universal Basic Income can promote and protect Mental Health. There is plenty of scientific evidence about the link between a regular Basic Income and Mental Health. You can find one review article in the Lancet Public Health here.

For MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, 10–16 May 2021, our member Pascal and others from all over the UK teamed up to write an open video letter which you can watch here. We are asking ministers, health professionals and mental health charities to start seriously considering the protective effect of basic income and start either trials or just introduced based on the strong available evidence.

We will keep you updated in this blog whether the Ministers responsible for Mental Health in England, Scotland and Wales will respond to our request.