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 Welcomes Local NHS Investment

I went into politics after the loss of my father in 2011, wanting to improve the NHS. 

That is why I am so pleased to welcome this NHS funding into our local area. 

Andrea Supports Therapy Dogs

Therapy dogs transform and improve the lives of many when they're having a tough time. Well done to Therapaws, the All-Party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Welfare Group and Marc Abraham, the TV Vet  for the fantastic work they do to help vulnerable people.

Andrea holds November Memory Cafe

Hope everyone enjoyed this month's, 40's themed, Memory Cafe! 

Sad I was unable to attend as required in Parliament. Glad to hear it was a success though!

Hope to catch up with everybody at next month's cafe on November the 29th. 

Andrea Attends Opening of New Mental Health Centre

Today is World Mental Health Day, and I am honoured to have attended the opening of the new Unity Centre right here in our local area.

Thank you to the NHS South West Yorkshire Partnership Trust for their commitment to supporting the most vulnerable during their most difficult times.

Andrea's Party Conference Round Up 2019

What a fantastic Conservative Party Conference in Manchester!

It was a pleasure to speak to the University of Manchester Policy department about Mental Health in Education and the importance of early action.

Andrea Attends Yorkshire Scouts Awards

It's been a real honour this evening to attend the Central Yorkshire Scouts Awards evening. Such inspiring young people. The future is bright with brilliant young people like these.

Andrea Visits Drighlington Memory Cafe

I had a great time at the Memory Cafe in Drighlington this afternoon. Shout out to the amazing team of volunteers who help put this together, you do fantastic work!

Andrea's August's Memory Cafe

Today I had my last Memory Café of the summer, in Outwood Memorial Hall. It was great to see so many familiar faces enjoying a chat, a cuppa and bingo which is becoming more and more popular during our meetings!