Steve McCabe MP supports Mind’s call for better mental health provision

Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham, Selly Oak, has backed calls for better provision of support for local people in mental health crisis. Mind, the mental health charity is calling for local services to deliver on their promise to improve support for people who are suicidal, self-harming or in psychosis.


One in four people will experience a mental health problem this year and countless more will be affected through friends, family, work colleagues and other people in their lives. In 2014, national and local governments joined with leaders of key services in England including health, police, and voluntary organisations to sign the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat, an agreement that sets national standards for the care of people in mental health crisis. The Concordat aims to make sure that no matter where someone turns, they get the help they need and don’t fall through the cracks between different services.


Key organisations in Birmingham have since come together to sign their own local declaration agreeing to achieve the Concordat standards and are now preparing a local action plan to deliver them.  


Steve McCabe MP said:


“It is important that people with mental health problems are able to access local services when they are at crisis point which is why I’m supporting Mind’s campaign to improve mental health provision. In recent years mental health services have faced immense pressure and this campaign reminds us that it is vital vulnerable people get the support they need when they need it.”


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