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Local Authority Mental Health Challenge webinar – 8 July 2020

21 July 2020

The pandemic is putting unprecedented pressure on our mental health. From children and families in isolation to older people living in fear of the virus, everyone’s mental health has been affected by coronavirus. Local councils will be at the frontline

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Local Government Mental Health Champion writes councillor training

18 June 2020

Cllr Ed Davie, Mental Health Champion for Lambeth Council As the longest serving Champion, I have had the privilege of watching the network grow to over 100 and seeing some wonderful work being done by colleagues across the country. Now

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Supporting suicide prevention in Leeds 

12 June 2020

Catherine Ward, Public Mental Health Lead at Leeds City Council Public Health, Leeds City Council and Leeds Community Foundation have worked in partnership to set up the Leeds Men’s Suicide Prevention Grants Programme that funds Third Sector organisations in order to,

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Keeping yourself and others safe: Leadership in the age of COVID19

2 April 2020

This blog originated form our hosts Centre for Mental Health with permission to share. Jim McManus, Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council Alongside the epidemic of SARS-COV-2, to give COVID19 its proper name, we can expect an epidemic of mental health

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Coronavirus: an update from Mental Health Challenge

20 March 2020

As circumstances develop due to coronavirus, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by uncertainty. We will all have worries and experience disruption to daily life, and this will be even more difficult to deal with for those of us who

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Champions say

"Good mental health is everybody's business, we should be talking about mental wellbeing on a regular basis in all settings." St Helens

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