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Carers group launch campaign to help those with severe mental health conditions


Carers group launches campaign 'One Size Does Not Fit All in Mental Health' to improve research, treatments and care for loved ones with severe mental health conditions



Carers group launch campaign to help those with severe mental health conditions

A CAMPAIGN has been launched by a support group in Stockport to improve treatments and care for people suffering with severe mental health conditions.

Mental Health Carers Group Stockport launched its campaign – ‘One Size Does Not Fit All in Mental Health’ at its annual conference held at Stockport County Football Club in Edgeley last week – which was attended by more than 150 people; from health professionals and researchers to people living with severe mental health conditions and carers.

The campaign aims to get the best individual treatments, services and support, built on the latest knowledge and research, for young working age adults in Stockport suffering with severe mental health conditions, so they and the family and friends that support them can live a better life.

"It is time for change. We want services, care and treatments to be built on individuals, one size does not fit all in mental health - it is not like a broken leg."
Irene Harris, Mental Health Carers Group Stockport



Irene Harris, chair of Mental Health Carers Group Stockport, said: “It is time for change. We want services, care and treatments to be built on individuals – one size does not fit all in mental health – it is not like a broken leg.

“Money needs to be spent on new research – which can be implemented across the country – it should not be a postcode lottery. If these incurable, life-changing illness, which start at the age of 16 or even younger, were cancer, not schizophrenia, bi-polar or borderline personality disorder (BPD), our expectations to get our loved ones on trials and try to get the best treatments and answers to their illnesses would be par for the course - not a constant battle.”

For more information on Mental Health Carers Group Stockport and how you can support the campaign email irene@mhcarersgroupstockport.co.uk or go to www.mhcarersgroupstockport.co.uk

PHOTO: Mental Health Carers Group Stockport launch new campaign at Stockport County - chair Irene Harris (front and centre)




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