Croydon Council take part in mental health campaign
11:47am Friday 1st February 2013 in News
The council is taking action to end mental health discrimination as part of a nationwide campaign.
Councillors Margaret Mead and Sara Bashford are involved in the Time to Change campaign and signed a pledge on behalf of the council.
Sue Barker, director of the campaign, attended the pledge signing on Wednesday January 30.
The aim is to tackle stigmas around mental illness.
The event was hosted by Hear Us, a mental health charity funded by the Croydon Primary Care Trust.
Councillor Margaret Mead, cabinet member for adult services and health, said: “People with mental health problems often feel they have to hide it, for fear of how others might react.”