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Broxtowe Borough Council

Lee has been a Conservative Councillor since 2017, representing the Toton and Chilwell Meadows Ward. Lee is the Chair of the Mental Health Working Group . Lee is passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues having personal and family experience of mental health. The cross-party group works with Council Officers and other agencies to promote positive mental health across the borough for residents.

Promoting positive mental health is an absolute priority for me and I aim to be a vocal advocate in promoting positive mental health across the Council.
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"As Barnsley’s mental health champion I commit to ensure that those in need receive help and support whatever their circumstance and I will work with partners to improve and provide a ‘joined up’ service." Barnsley 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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