Burton’s MP, Andrew Griffiths was watching very closely last week when the Prime Minister, Theresa May, made an important speech explaining her plans for mental health treatment.
The first announcement the Prime Minister made was that there will be new support for secondary schools to help them recognise if a young person is struggling with their mental health as well as a a review of young people’s mental health services with new proposals on how these services can be improved. Secondly, the Prime Minister made a commitment to improving mental health in the workplace by reviewing how employees with mental health problems can be helped to thrive in the workplace, and to help their employers support their well-being.
Speaking on the announcements, Andrew said, “It is said that one in four of us suffer from a mental health issue at any one time, we all know a family member, friend, neighbour or even ourselves who has had to deal with such a condition. Improving mental health is an issue that is very important to me so I am very pleased that the Prime Minister wants to make this a priority for her time in office.”