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Mental health stigma is the hardest to overcome says Paul Burstow MP

Paul Burstow MP writes: Mental health – changing attitudes, tackling stigma

At our party conference in Birmingham, I was asked the question; “what issues can we campaign on at the next general election?” Given that this was during the health Bill Q&A session, I imagine most people in the audience expected me to focus on NHS reform. Instead I talked about mental health, and in particular our party’s long standing campaign for parity of esteem between mental and physical health. There are many obstacles to overcome but we are making progress through our Strategy No Health without Mental Health and our plans to provide £400million for talking therapies.

£20m cash boost to end stigma of mental health

Ending the stigma that hurts more than the symptoms

Campaign to stop discrimination and change our attitudes to mental illness gets £20m cash boost

By Matt Chorley and Matt Thomas

Nick Clegg says the campaign aims to give people with mental health problems the confidence to fulfil their potential

The stigma of having a mental illness leaves a quarter of sufferers ready to give up on life.

It is World Mental Health Day today – lets stop the Gap!

World Mental Health Day

10 October 2011

World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services. The treatment gap for mental, neurological and substance use disorders is formidable especially in poor resource countries.