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Mental Health and NHS Long Term Plan

16 April 2019

Mental Health Champion Cllr Ketan Sheth for Brent Council  People who use and work with mental health services will know that for too long, these services have been seen as the ‘poor relation’ of the NHS, both in terms of

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The Top Five Things Local Authorities Need to Do to Help People with Eating Disorders

25 February 2019

Cllr Andrew Gordon, Mental Health Champion for Basildon Council & Hope Virgo, Author and mental health campaigner Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses, prevalent in over 7% of the population. The significant and debilitating impact of eating disorders can often be

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Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health

27 November 2018

I am writing to our elected member champion for mental health as part of the Mental Health Challenge for Local Authorities to let you know about the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health. The Concordat was established earlier this year

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Councillor Anthony Rowland’s media coverage

13 November 2018

As a local  Mental Health champion, one of the things I have worked away at is to achieve constructive media coverage. Councillors know that the local press can be a nuisance but also an important aid.  The main newspaper serving

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Putting mental health on the agenda

8 November 2018

Councillor Carol Runciman, Chair of the York Health and Wellbeing Board and Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health Imagine a city where everybody’s mental health and emotional wellbeing is a matter of pride across the community; where services

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"Mental Health is everybody's business" Suffolk County Council

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