Press and updates about the challenge

14 March 2017

Cross-party champions school PM on education cuts

Cllr Ed Davie – London Borough of Lambeth Mental Health Champion Council mental health champions from the three biggest political parties have written to the prime minister asking her to reconsider huge cuts to school budgets in the poorest areas.

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21 February 2017

First Local Authority Councillors get training in mental health promotion

Today for the first time local authority mental health member champions are receiving training in becoming leaders in mental health promotion. An event organised by Centre for Mental Health with support from Public Health England will give council members evidence

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10 February 2017

School funding changes undermine Prime Minister’s drive to tackle mental health inequality

Cllr Elin Weston, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Haringey Council In January the Prime Minister highlighted the injustices experienced by children suffering from mental health and behavioural issues. She talked about transforming the way we deliver mental health support,

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19 January 2017

‘Burning injustices’ relating to mental health in our society

Last week, the Prime Minister set out government plans to address what she described as ‘burning injustices’ relating to mental health in our society. Speaking to the Charity Commission on the day the Government published its response to last year’s

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5 January 2017

Mental health & Potholes?

Mental Health Champion Cllr Andrew Gordon  I was reviewing my casework one day and I thought, I can count on one hand the number of times someone has come to me about the state of our health and social care

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Champions say

"Having the model motion available online was a really helpful starting point. We had a good debate at full council, and signing up to the mental health challenge enjoyed cross party support with a unanimous vote. There is still a long way to go to implement and embed all that we need to, but there is great support and sharing of ideas from fellow member champions across the country, and from the team at the centre for mental health" Norfolk county council

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