PM to put prevention at top of the mental health agenda

Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation Mark Rowland said: “We welcome this important announcement by the Prime Minister to put prevention at the heart of the response to mental health.

“Prevention is the best way to tackle the rising crisis in mental health that millions of people are experiencing every day.  To achieve this we must address both how individuals can protect their mental health and also tackle the big societal factors that underlie mental health problems.

“We have made huge progress in improving our physical health and it is now urgent that we make the same progress on mental health. We look forward to seeing the details of these proposals and to working with the Government on one of the great social issues of our time.”

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The Mental Health Foundation is the charity that has had a focus on prevention for the last 70 years and works across the UK. It has also hosted Mental Health Awareness Week for the last 19 years.

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