Mental health and poverty

Our Head of Policy and Research Iris Elliott discusses the cyclical link between poverty and mental ill health and what we can do about it.

With 1 in 5 people in the UK living in poverty, it's a huge issue. Iris talks about the individual costs, the economic costs and suggests some starting points for solutions.

Iris recently published a report which looked at the complexity of the relationship between mental health and poverty to inform the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's anti-poverty strategy.

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