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Stamping out Mental Health Stigma

by jamesbaker on 28 October, 2014


For too long there has been a stigma attached to mental health conditions. The lack of support, and help available to people suffering means that many people suffer and miss out on opportunities. The stigma attached to mental health means that many people take too long before they try and seek help and support from others, and then when they do so often there simply aren’t enough services in place.

At our conference this year we announced that  we want to guarantee equal care and waiting times for mental health as for physical health, by
increasing spending on the NHS. We will be ensuring mental health is included as an important issue in our manifesto for next year’s general election. The news has been welcomed by the mental health charity mind:

“It’s really encouraging to see one of the main parties prioritising mental health at this early stage in the development of their manifestos. Mental health should be a central issue in the upcoming election campaign, which needs to address the challenge of creating a society that values the mental health of its citizens.”

The Liberal Democrats are committed to delivering better care for everyone. We are:

The Tories and Labour have put the NHS at risk. It was Liberal Democrats who stopped Conservative privatisation plans and reverse some of Labour’s policies which meant private health companies got special favours.

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