Tag Archives: mental health

Action for Zero suicides

This year I have attended and spoken at or participated in a large number of events relating to the problems of suicide. This is a much larger problem than people might think although ‘only’ about 6,500 people die by suicide … Continue reading

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We must act NOW to support children’s mental health services

 Tomorrow I am at a conference about how we transition young people with mental health problems from their youth status into the adult mental health system. I’ll be speaking in part of it and chairing another part of. This Conference, … Continue reading

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Some small good points in today’s car crash of a Queens Speech

I am delighted that Norman Lamb has been reappointed as Lib Dem Health Spokes although he may soon be called to higher things!! Amongst the wreckage of the Tory Manifesto which was not announced in the Queens Speech today there … Continue reading

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Mental Health must have the same attention as Physical Health

The Samaritans are one of the major organisations relying on volunteers to assist the suicidal and those just needing someone to talk to Yesterday Erica and I received some bad news. The daughter of a friend of ours had tried … Continue reading

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The Best and the Worst of an English Public Meeting

As many of you will be aware we held a public discussion last week in Calderstones Park to discuss the future of the Mansion House and the Stables Block. The meeting was called because a very small number of local … Continue reading

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No Health without Mental Health

I was pleased to be at the launch of a new implementation strategy for mental health on Tuesday. There were two things about the approach that made its epical for me. The first was that it brought mental health activity … Continue reading

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