My name is Yvonne and I have been a local councillor for 3 years now. I live in Cheshunt with my husband and two children.
Mental health is something that is really close to my heart. My first brush with mental health was on new years day back in 2005 when my dad tried to take his own life. Up until that point it was something that someone else, somewhere else suffered with. It was something that turned my family's life upside down. If only I had seen the signs, if only I had know what to look for maybe I could have stopped him. Luckily for me, it was a cry for help and dad didn't really want to die. We were lucky, but not every family is. I'm glad that mental health is finally going to be spoken about and help is going to be provided for people just like my dad. I see it as a great privilege to have been asked to be the Mental Health champion for the Borough of Broxbourne. I hope with my personal experiences it will give me the understanding to help other people in situations the same as my own.
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