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 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!

Andrea Welcomes DWP Neuroinclusion Commitments

During my recent visit to Coca Cola in our area, which you can read more about: here, I heard more about the fantastic work they are doing and the increased investment.

Andrea holds July Memory Cafe

Glad everyone enjoyed my monthly Memory Cafe in Outwood, the singing, and the bingo!

 

Join us next month for more fun in this friendly environment

Andrea's Regular Memory Cafe: June

Very much enjoyed my Memory Cafe today in Outwood, a record turn out & so much fun!

Great chats with residents, great to meet so many new faces and catch up with friends

Morley Ob: Even More Mental Health Support Is Needed

According to NHS Digital, at any one time a sixth of the population in England aged 16-64 have a mental health problem, meaning the chances are we all know someone who is affected. Thankfully, mental health awareness is increasing, and this is a welcome and positive change in our society.  

Andrea Meets with South West Yorkshire NHS Trust Leaders

Had a very informative meeting with the head of the South West Yorkshire NHS Trust today, good to pass on resident's comments and discuss improvements. Also visited the Fieldhead Mental Health Museum- thanks to Ash for showing me all the exhibits & great work they have planned!