Press and updates about the challenge

9 February 2018


Plymouth City Council has today become the 100th local authority in England to appoint a member champion for mental health as part of a national scheme to boost leadership for mental health in local councils. The Mental Health Challenge for

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25 January 2018


We now have a government minister dedicated to tackling loneliness. In line with recommendations of the Jo Cox Commission(1), Tracey Crouch will head a government-wide group with responsibility for policies connected to loneliness and social isolation. By doing so, she will be tackling

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12 December 2017

Mental health champions – a key part of the public mental health workforce 

Jude Stansfield, National Adviser: Public Mental Health, Public Health England  Elected members have a key role as leaders and advocates for the public’s mental health and as such are recognised within Public Health England’s Public Mental Health Leadership and Workforce Development

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23 October 2017

So where’s the harm in a psychotic nympho?

The image is striking. She’s a modern-day Morticia Addams, raven hair streaked with grey and wearing a revealing white cut out dress complete with ripped stockings. But a second glance reveals some unusual accessories – multiple straps and buckles and

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10 October 2017

Relationships between the local authority and CCGs are vital for best outcomes in young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Mental Health Champion Cllr Ketan Sheth – Brent Council Did you know that 2 out of 3 young people with a diagnosable mental illness in the UK do not access support? That was the shocking finding of the Future In

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"I am pleased to be involved with Mental Health services at a local level. " South Tyneside

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