First Local Authority Councillors get training in mental health promotion

Yesterday, for the first time local authority mental health member champions received training in becoming leaders in mental health promotion | Centre for Mental Health

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An event organised by Centre for Mental Health with support from Public Health England gave council members evidence and information about activities that can improve wellbeing, reduce inequalities, and help prevent mental health problems in their local communities. The workshop took place in London. A second workshop will be held in Birmingham in March.

The workshops have been organised as part of the Mental Health Challenge for Local Authorities, a scheme led by seven national charities that helps local councils to champion mental health in their communities. Some 89 local councils in England have now signed up to the Challenge, each with its own ‘member champion’ for mental health.

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