Making mental health care accessible to all
Why offer and promote free mental health care?
The public mental health care system in Spain is not able to provide high-needed mental health support. Those in already marganilised positions are the ones most affected by this, as they are more prone to suffer from mental health conditions and cannot access private care.
This is why we offer free psychosocial support to those who need it the most.
Mental health care in Spain
Fact 1: Mental health conditions
22% of the Spanish population suffers or has suffered from at least one mental health condition.
Fact 2: Suicide statistics
Suicide is the leading cause of unnatural death, double the number of deaths from traffic accidents.
Fact 3: Number of psychologists
Spanish public hospital have less than five psychologist per 100.000 inhabitants, compared to an average of 18 in the EU.
Fact 4: Lack of funding
Funding for mental health services falls short of EU standards, accounting for just 0.6% of the GDP.
In collaboration with the nonprofit sector – and the private sector
Collaborating locally and transnationally with other NGOs
Offering support together with other specialized partners
Working with companies through strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partnerships
The people at Iguality
At the moment, our whole team consists of volunteers and we are proud of the great people we work with.
Founder & Co-coordinator
The Iguality blog & updates
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