Today, on World Mental Health Day, Sir David Amess MP is encouraging his constituents to help build a world where mental illness is understood, effectively treated and, ultimately, prevented. As an ambassador for MQ, the charity behind the We Swear campaign, the MP for Southend West wants to change the attitudes surrounding mental health awareness.
Sir David said:
“Research can bring about the breakthroughs that will help us spot mental illness earlier and treat it more effectively. But for too long, mental health research has been underfunded and under prioritised, leaving many people in a state of utter frustration without the help they need. The aim of the campaign is to channel this growing frustration into positive action, to swear to take it on and transform lives."
"We want to give young people the tools they need to live life in control of their condition.”
To find out more about MQ and the campaign visit https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/we-swear