Hull Lib Dems: Make Mental Health a Priority

Hull’s Lib Dem councillors are calling for the Council to make mental health a priority.

At a meeting of councillors they will call for the Council to play a bigger role in improving the mental health for people in our community and tackling inequalities in health.

Lib Dem councillors will call for the Council to appoint an elected member as ‘mental health champion’ across the Council and for member of staff to act as ‘lead officer’ for mental health.

They will also call on the Council to sign up to the ‘Local Authorities’ Mental Health Challenge’ and the ‘Time to Change’ pledge. Organisations such as Hull Collage and Hull City Tigers have already signed the pledge.

Councillor Karen Mathieson said: “About 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. All of us and especially the Council should therefore be treating it as a priority.

“We want to see the Council support positive mental health in our community and to work towards reducing inequalities in mental health in our community.

“Having a mental health champion and appointing a lead officer will signal that the Council sees mental health as a priority. More importantly it will help the Council to start tackling mental health in our communities.” 

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