Compassionate Care and Continued Support for Mental Health

I welcome the Government's work on mental health, including more funding to help those in need, appointing a Minister for Suicide Prevention, and raising awareness. Locally, I am committed to helping residents with mental health issues access help easily. 

Working with carers, Dementia Friends, and the Alzheimer's society I host regular Memory Cafes across the constituency. These cafes offer a place for those with dementia and memory loss to come with their families, friends, and carers, to chat, share a cup of tea and snack on some cake. We aim to show that people living with dementia are not alone, and can share their experiences with those trained to give advice and support. 

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Additionally, myself and my office team are all trained as Dementia Friends, so we can offer help and support to those in need. I welcome and support other local establishments becoming Dementia friendly, to increase awareness across Morley and Outwood. 

Mental health issues also affect our young people. I have hosted mental health round tables with charities and local stakeholders and written to the Secretary of State for Health with the aim to improve access to counselling in our local schools. I will continue to fight for improved provisions, and increased awareness, in order to improve the lives of people across our local area. 

 

 

News

Andrea Hosts Patient Safety Webinar

Today it was an honour to chair the webinar “Patient Safety and Embracing Technology” alongside Omnicell & patient safety representatives for an online interactive discussion on embracing technology to reduce medication errors.

Andrea Raises Military Families Concerns with Veterans Minister

Thanks to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence People and Veterans, Johnny Mercer, for meeting with me to discuss children from Military families with special educational needs.

Its vital children are able to access appropriate educational services!

Andrea Sees COVID Vaccine Research in Leeds

Really great visit to St James's Hospital in Leeds this afternoon to catch up with the brilliant team, discuss local NHS preparedness, and hear more about the amazing research being done here - including on the Coronavirus!

Andrea asks questions on Coronavirus

Last week, I asked the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care some questions on the Coronavirus crisis. In these troubling times, I want to make sure constituents are getting the information they need, therefore I have submitted the following written questions.

Andrea Supports Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Great event organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ovarian Cancer for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Parliament. Diagnosing ovarian cancer sooner can save lives!

Andrea Meets Health Secretary to Discuss CoronaVirus

Yesterday, I met with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and other Conservative West Yorkshire MPs to discuss Coronavirus preparations.

The Government is doing everything they can, guided by science and will support workers and business.

Andrea Meets Local Autism Campaigner

Pleasure to meet super mum Rachel today, a champion for autistic children in education. It's so important the right support is available. Check out her book!

Wakefield Express: A Shining Example of Local Entrepreneurship

I recently paid a visit to Brenda’s forced rhubarb farm in Kirkhamgate, within the famous rhubarb triangle. Brenda’s farm is a shining example of local entrepreneurship continuing in the tradition passed down by generations, indeed almost all of the work is still done by hand.

Andrea Holds February Memory Cafe

Enjoyed my regular Memory Cafe today in Outwood, great turn out and nice to meet some new attendees! 

Hope everyone had fun in this warm, friendly and relaxing atmosphere 

Andrea Supports Mental Health First Aid At Work

Pleased to support Mental Health First Aid at work today in Westminster. It is important to support people at work during their darkest moments and on an everyday bases, thank you to Mental Health First Aid England for organising this meeting.