Let’s Talk About Mental Health

“Mental illness should not be seen as an inevitable part of life. The current state of mental health treatment would simply never be accepted for a physical condition.

“Through research we can get to grips with this growing crisis in young people's mental health - and build progress towards much-needed hope for everyone affected.”

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Duty of Care Q&A

I took part in a fascinating and thought-provoking online Q&A session with The Telegraph yesterday as part of their ‘Duty of Care’ Campaign.

Action for Children drop-in session

Attended a fantastic drop in about ‘The Blues Programme’ run by Action for Children. ‘The Blues Programme’ is an evidence-based course run in schools around the UK which actively engages students, primarily in Secondary Schools, suffering, or at risk of developing, a mental health condition.

Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week

Delighted to attend the launch of Worthing’s Mental Health Awareness Week yesterday, where I was joined by local cadets for special presentation on mental health and veterans #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Tim Loughton supports new app to help autistic people

This week, Tim Loughton MP joined autistic campaigners and charities to celebrate the launch of Molehill Mountain, the first ever evidence-led smartphone app aiming to help autistic adults understand and manage their own anxiety.

£20 million investment to help tackle loneliness

As part of our plans to build a more caring society we will announce a £20 million investment to help tackle loneliness, building on Jo Cox’s legacy and helping charities fight social isolation. 

Improving the Mental Health Act

The independent review of the Mental Health Act was set up to look at how the legislation in the Mental Health Act 1983 is used and how practice can improve.

British Sign Language version of the report

£220m to support the mental health of our troops

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has pledged to increase funding for Armed Forces mental health services to £220-million over the next decade and launched the new 24/7 Military Mental Health Helpline so that all our courageous troops and their families know there is somewhere to turn in times o