Press and updates about the challenge

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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10 October 2018

How can local Fire and Rescue Services support the health and wellbeing of our communities?

Chris Kirby – Area Manager Service Delivery, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Like most people who joined the Fire and Rescue Service 20 years ago, I thought my role was predominantly about responding to emergencies.  But the modern role

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7 June 2018

The toxic link between mental health problems and rent arrears

Nikki Bond – Research Assistant Money and Mental Health Policy Institute A home provides security and stability from which people can build fulfilling lives, and make positive contributions to their local communities. However, keeping up with rental payments can sometimes

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Champions say

"Until Mental Health is seen in the same light as physical health; without carrying stigma then we must continually challenge society and those with influence to ensure that any inequality is addressed " Hull City Council

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