Poor mental health makes public transport inaccessible for many

Poor mental health makes public transport inaccessible for many

Bus Users has supported a new study on mental health and travel, from the Centre for Transport Studies, University College London.

According to the study, clearer information, improved staff training and better behaviour from their fellow passengers would encourage more people with mental health issues to use public transport.

Around half of those surveyed are unable to travel by bus or train because of their mental illness. And while many people reported that initiatives like assistance cards, concessionary bus passes, or ‘Please offer me a seat’ badges would encourage them to travel more, very few people actually have them.

Click here to read the study in full

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