In the Chamber of the House of Commons, Theo Clarke MP for Stafford raised with the Minister for Mental Health the importance of mental health support in schools. Mrs Clarke thanked the Government for their commitment to tackling mental health. The Minister thanked Mrs Clarke for her hard work to secure funding for the new crisis assessment centre at St George’s Hospital.
Theo Clarke MP for Stafford:
“I welcome the Government’s commitment to tackling mental ill health, in particular the recent funding that we have received in Stafford for a new crisis assessment centre at St George’s Hospital. What further steps are the Government taking to improve access to mental health support, especially in our schools?”
Maria Caulfield MP, Minister for Mental Health and Women’s Health Strategy:
“I thank my hon. Friend for her hard work securing that funding for the crisis centre in her constituency. These centres make such a difference, because they are based in the community and can intervene at an earlier stage when someone is facing difficulty. They are on top of measures such as our mental health ambulances, which will also respond to people in crisis, and supporting our local communities to deal with mental health as well as those with a mental illness.”