Berger paints a healthy pic­ture

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY JOHN FISHER

SHADOW MEN­TAL Health Min­is­ter Lu­ciana Berger spoke about the chal­lenge in chang­ing per­cep­tions on men­tal health when she ad­dressed Leeds Jewish Wel­fare Board’s pa­trons din­ner on Sun­day. “Men­tal health needs to be a pri­or­ity along­side phys­i­cal health as it has been over­looked for far too long,” the Liverpool Wavertree MP said.

She went on to praise the wel­fare board’s “vi­tal” con­tri­bu­tion to the lo­cal com­mu­nity. “I am grate­ful for the op­por­tu­nity to learn about your work.”

Ms Berger also spoke about her ex­pe­ri­ences at West­min­ster and her ef­forts to over­come prej­u­dice and sex­ism in pol­i­tics.

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