Today (10th October 2023) on World Mental Health Day, Dr Neil Hudson MP publicly thanked the many organisations he has worked with to help improve the nation’s mental wellbeing and backed the Government’s Every Mind Matters campaign.
Having consistently championed mental health improvements since mentioning the issue in his maiden speech in Parliament, Dr Hudson today shone a light on all the organisations who have supported him to help deliver on the nation’s mental health priorities.
Dr Hudson’s key achievement on mental health this year has been securing a review of the RHSE Curriculum alongside 3 Dads Walking to get safe age-appropriate suicide awareness taught in schools to protect young people from the tragedy of suicide. More here. This came after Dr Hudson secured meetings with Rishi Sunak at 10 Downing Street and the Education Secretary to put forward his and the 3 Dads’ evidence-based proposals for the national curriculum.
On top of this, other achievements include triggering an Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into Rural Mental Health which led to the publication of a report with recommendations to Government to overcome specific challenges to mental health in the countryside. You can read more about and watch a recent parliamentary intervention on boosting mental health for young people and rural communities here.
With his veterinary clinical background Dr Hudson is a strong advocate of preventative medicine and as such has backed the Department of Health & Social Care’s Every Mind Matters campaign which aims to equip people to protect and improve their mental wellbeing.
The resource offers a range of simple, NHS-approved, self-care tips and tools that everyone can use and incorporate into their routines to help manage common early-stage mental health concerns. Dr Hudson has strongly recommended his constituents find out more. Resources are available at: www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters
Dr Neil Hudson MP said:
“Today on World Mental Health Day I would just like to take a moment to thank all the wonderful organisations I’ve worked with over the past year to help boost the nation’s mental health for a happier and healthier future.
“This year I am backing the Department of Health & Social Care’s Every Mind Matters campaign providing digital resources to better equip people with the tools to protect and improve their mental wellbeing, with a focus on early intervention. I strongly recommend constituents take advantage of all resources available.
“As people will know, I’m incredibly passionate about boosting mental health outcomes across the nation and will carry on my campaign with the 3 Dads Walking to get age-appropriate suicide awareness on the national curriculum, to optimise Government delivery of mental health services for oft-overlooked rural communities and to get more mental first aid trained staff in work-places, schools, colleges and universities.”