Poverty and mental health: policy, practice and research implications

Lee Knifton*, Greig Inglis

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This article examines the relationship between poverty and mental health problems. In doing so we draw upon the experience of Glasgow, our home city, which contains some of Western Europe’s areas of greatest concentrated poverty and poorest health outcomes. We highlight how mental health issues are related directly to poverty, which in turn underlies wider health inequalities. We then outline implications for Psychiatry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalBJPsych Bulletin
Issue number5
Early online date3 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2020


  • poverty
  • stigma
  • intersectional stigma
  • inequality
  • public health


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