Press and updates about the challenge

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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24 May 2018

Hiding behind a smile: using my suffering to break the stigma

Leanne Howlett – Everyone’s Business campaign champion and Chair of By Your Side service user forum and peer support  When my son was born I looked like a mum who had everything together. He slept through the night from 10 weeks

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Champions say

"Important that all elected representatives support the mental health challenge." Dundee City Council

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Centre for Mental Health
Mental Health Foundation
Rethink Mental Illness
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Young Minds