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Lets Talk About Mental Health....and Capitalism
The World Transformed

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There’s a 30% chance you will suffer from severe mental distress at some point in your lifetime. We are in the midst of a mental health crisis, exacerbated by cuts to health and social services. The causes of mental distress are varied: relationships, poverty, trauma, to name a few. Yet we rarely discuss the impact of the system we live in: neoliberal capitalism. Have changes in the way we work and live caused an epidemic of anxiety and depression? What role can Labour play in alleviating mental distress? And could socialism be the best antidepressant of all?

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Full session recording by The World Transformed. (2018-09-25)


Jonathan Ashworth MP
Politician // Labour Party

Labour MP for Leicester South and Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Lynne Segal

Academic and feminist writer, Lynne’s most recent book is Radical Happiness: Moment’s of Collective Joy

Rebecca Winson
New Economics Foundation

Activist and writer, and works as an organiser for the New Economics Foundation, concentratIng on workers’ rights and housing. Amongst other things she has written about mental health and class, including her own experiences of mental health services.

Keir Milburn
Plan C

Keir Milburn is lecturer in Political Economy and Organisation at the University of Leicester. His book, Generation Left, will be published by Polity in January 2019. He is a Member of Plan C.

Rick Burgess

Rick Burgess is a member of Recovery in the Bin- A critical theorist and activist collective, a co-founder of Manchester Disabled People Against Cuts and is an executive officer of the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People.