Press and updates about the challenge

16 April 2019

Mental Health and NHS Long Term Plan

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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25 February 2019

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

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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27 November 2018

Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health

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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13 November 2018

Councillor Anthony Rowland’s media coverage

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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8 November 2018

Putting mental health on the agenda

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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Champions say

"I am proud to be Gloucester's Mental Health Champion. As a city we are forward looking and already recognised as being caring towards the vulnerable within our community. However there still remains a lot to be done in order to overcome the stigma and marginalising of people with mental health issues. I am involved in outreach with local schools and businesses and will continue to press for wider support across the spectrum of mental health concerns." Gloucester City Council

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