Improving mental health
About the project
Mental health services have long waiting lists and are struggling to cope with demand. This project looks at how we can create a system where mental health is treated with the same urgency as physical health.
Its time mental health was a priority for the UK and we overhauled mental health treatment.
Strengthen the NHS
We support an NHS umbrella, a single NHS IT system or compatible IT systems, legalised drugs for medical uses, and an NHS watchdog.
Mental health hubs for every stage of life
We want mental health hubs in schools, referral units in workplaces and community hubs for people in communities of all ages.
To tackle loneliness we support community hubs and intergeneration care across the UK.
With the COVID-19 pandemic this paper explains the emerging second pandemic, mental health. It also provides a comprehensive set of solutions to ensure mental health issues are treated properly.
This event focused on how we improve mental health support and our new paper on the issue. It also included a question and answer session mainly focusing on how we ensure social media companies do their part to protect the mental health of people using their sites. The panel included Centre supporter and former MP for Eastbourne Stephen Lloyd, Pushkin Defyer the Head of Membership Development for Centre, Yzzy Teucher Vice President of Centre Aberystwyth.
Alumni Network Chair
Pushkin was previously on the executive of the Young Liberals and is now a member of the Labour Party. He has worked with candidates from multiple parties during election campaigns, mainly supporting them with his knowledge of digital campaigning.
Former Member of Parliament
Stephen was the MP for Eastbourne from 2010 to 2015 and 2017 to 2019. His front bench roles included Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Northern Ireland, the DWP and in the coalition government, as PPS to the Environment Secretary.