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Peterborough Labour Party calls for World Mental Health Day support

13 October 2018

"Mental health problems kill more young people than any other cause around the world", he said.

Yes there are people who have severe mental illnesses, I for one suffer with Borderline Personality Disorder and Generalised Anxiety.

"Mental health is a very important issue and we should try to help young people to live happier lives without worry", said Seb, who raised more than £400 for Young Minds through a cake sale and by selling yellow headbands.

One in four people in the United Kingdom suffer from this illness and I really hope this campaign will continue to extend the conversation about how important good mental health is, and how urgently we need the government to pour money into mental health resources - the county's crying out for it. As a mental health nurse, it's just you.

The economic and social cost of mental health problems in the United Kingdom amounts to more than £100bn every year.

"Because some of the topics that the theme covers; suicide, bullying, trauma and gender identity, we chose to focus on high school students, because these are issues that are affecting our youth and they are being downplayed in a lot of instances because youth are not given a voice to express themselves", she said. The 46-page report outlines a plan of action to promote mental wellbeing, prevent mental ill health, and enable healing.

Responding to the report, Mr Hancock told BBC Radio 4's Today: "This is an improvement on what there was before and it is still way off where we need to be".

October 7-13 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. It also recommends interventions by medical professionals working in primary care, to lay the foundation of the mental health care system.

"Our survey strongly indicates that young people are concerned about financial difficulties and debt and in some cases this is having a real impact on their mental health and future outlook". It highlights the abuse and discrimination and calls for a human rights-based approach to ensure that people with mental health conditions are not denied their fundamental human rights.

Technology seems to have great potential to encourage young people to seek help for mental health problems and provide immediate access to psychological support, but can it replace support from friends or family?

"We can no longer afford to be silenced by stigma or stymied by misguided ideas that portray these conditions as a matter of weakness or moral failing", the article reads. But both of us have seen how political leadership, funding, innovation and individual acts of bravery and compassion can change the world. And let me thank you all again for everything that you are doing to support that vital mission.

"At present, every nation in the world is a "developing" country when it comes to mental health", the pair wrote.

Peterborough Labour Party calls for World Mental Health Day support