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Derby City Council

Martin Repton was first elected to Derby City Council in 1987 and has represented Darley Ward since 2002. He has served in a wide variety of positions during his time as a councillor.

Martin's professional background was in commerce, before moving into the Probation Service and then adult social services. Most recently, Martin was a community mental health professional.

Prior to assuming his current Council Cabinet portfolio, Martin has been responsible for many areas including planning and transport, leisure and culture and was previously Deputy Leader of the Council.

As the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Integrated Health and Care, he is able to use his wealth of professional experience to help adult social care in Derby adapt to increasing demand for services and reducing budgets.

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"We have taken great steps in recent years to help raise awareness and tackle the stigma surrounding mental health issues. But there is still much to be done. I look forward to taking up the Challenge. " Cheltenham Borough Council

Mental Health Facts

Mental ill health affects us all

  • One in five of us has a mental health condition at any one time.
  • Around half of people with lifetime mental health problems experience the first symptoms before the age of 14.
  • Only a quarter of people with a mental health condition receive any treatment for it.
  • Nine out of ten people in prison have at least one mental health problem. Almost a quarter of prisoners have a mental illness that requires specialist treatment.
  • Mental ill health has an economic and social cost of £105bn a year.
  • Mental illness accounts for 28% of the total burden of disease but only 13% of NHS spending.
  • Untreated mental ill health adds around £10 billion a year to the cost of physical health care for people with long-term conditions.
  • People with severe and enduring mental health conditions die on average 20 years earlier than those without.
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