MEN­TAL HEALTH IS A PRI­OR­ITY

Stockport Times East - - YOUR VIEWS - Tony Fitch Of­fer­ton

THANK good­ness one of our po­lit­i­cal par­ties is tak­ing men­tal health se­ri­ously.

Well done to Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems for stat­ing clearly, in their Five Pri­or­i­ties for Five Years, that treat­ing men­tal ill­ness should be as much of a pri­or­ity as treat­ing phys­i­cal ill­ness.

This is a civilised, sen­si­ble, ev­i­dence­based pol­icy of ex­actly the sort a mod­ern na­tion such as the UK should have. Cur­rent men­tal health pro­vi­sion is out­ra­geously in­ad­e­quate, and be­trays the one in four of us who will suf­fer from men­tal health is­sues dur­ing our lives.

All politi­cians should have the com­pas­sion and sense of jus­tice shown by the LibDems in this doc­u­ment so that every­body, not just the rich, can ac­cess men­tal health sup­port.

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