Graham Morris: A Mental Health Strategy Fit For The 21st Century

Written by Ashwin Rattan Wednesday, 19 December 2012 21:06
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Graham Morris MP writes:


The NHS is an incredible British institution and I am proud to belong to a party that values and prioritises our national health service.


But the NHS needs to be able to adapt to new challenges and priorities, one of which is mental health.


This week I opened Mental Health North East’s Making it Happen Conference, looking at how we can break the stigma surrounding mental health.


It also follows Ed Miliband’s speech to the Royal College of Psychiatrists calling for a mental health strategy fit for the 21ST Century.


One in four of us will suffer a mental health problem at some point during our lifetime, making it the biggest unaddressed health challenge of our age.


It is time mental health is given the priority it deserves.


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