13 OCT 2015

Talk it Out in Parliament

It was great to have Talk it Out in Parliament to press the case for improvements in mental health care. Talk it Out is a wonderful group that fulfils a need in our area that isn't provided by anyone else.

Talk it Out is a support group for anyone suffering from mental health illness, or caring for someone with mental health illness.

Together with Tracy, Marie and Kelly we looked at crisis care, waiting times, and recovery support and urged Alistair Burt MP, the Minister for Mental Health to do what he can to boost mental health care in these areas. We also met with mental health group Mind.

Tackling mental health in our area is a key priority for me. I was pleased that the Minister showed such an interest in the issues raised by Talk it Out, and will be following up on a lot of their points. I hope that the local CCG and Health Trust will look carefully at what more can be done in Deal and Dover to ensure that those suffering from mental health illnesses get the care they need.

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