Mental Health Awareness Week

(May 14, 2018)

Mental Health Awareness Week ran from 14-20 May with a focus on stress, which is a key factor in mental health problems.

The Mental Health Foundation hosts the week to highlight mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, self harm and suicide.  There is a useful guide on how to manage and reduce stress on their website.

I  tabled a Parliamentary Question to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care asking what activities he has taken part in to highlight in Mental Health Awareness Week. I am encouraged by the response which states that NHS England announced a package of £25 million funding to support local suicide prevention plans.

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