More help for mental health

I welcome the Government's work on mental health, including more funding 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

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!

Andrea Meets Students at Woodkirk Academy

Great to visit Woodkirk Academy again today to meet students who have set up schemes to help combat stress and mental health issues. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week & it was inspiring to hear about the good work they have done during this exam season.

Morley Ob: Healthier and Happier Lives

In 2011, my father went into our local hospital for a routine operation. Whilst there, he contracted the superbug MRSA and died. This ignited a passion in me to fight to improve the NHS and healthcare for all.

Constituency Round Up (4.3.19)

I’ve enjoyed another fantastic and fast paced few days, back home in our local area.

On Friday, I hosted another of my regular Memory Cafes, and was overjoyed with the record attendance of over 30 residents.