Alistair Burt encourages people across NE Beds to listen to and support others during Mental Health Awareness Week

Alistair Burt MP is encouraging people across NE Beds to come together for Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May), to listen to others and to highlight the support that is available to those who need it most.

The Government’s Long-Term Plan for the NHS will grow mental health services faster than the overall NHS budget, improving access to services and enabling more people to receive better support and treatment.

Alistair said:

“The Government is committed to making mental health as much of a priority as physical health and has increased mental health funding to record levels. I was fortunate enough to be the Government Minister responsible for mental health between 2015-16, implementing the ‘Five Year Forward View for Mental Health’, which sets out our plans for improving and expanding mental health care.

However, too many people are still not getting the right support on mental health issues.  So I want to take this opportunity, during Mental Health Awareness Week, to urge everyone across NE Beds to listen to friends and family, and to encourage them to seek help when they need it”.

The focus of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is on body image and the impact it can have on the mental health of young people in particular.