Mental health campaign calls for increased spending


Celebrities, sports stars and business leaders back mental health spending campaign

We welcome today's news that more than 200 high-profile public figures have signed an open letter urging the Government to spare mental health spending from the next round of spending cuts.

The letter is part of a campaign created by Lib Dem former mental health minister Norman Lamb, former Labour communications chief Alastair Campbell and former Conservative Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell.

Normal Lamb said today: "People with mental health problems have always been seen as second class citizens. It's an historic injustice which has to end. The moral and the economic case is overwhelming. It is changing, but so much more needs to be done and we need the investment now."

Graham Norton, Delia Smith and Archbishop of Canterbury are among the other supporters, alongside Olympians like Sir Steve Redgrave and Dame Kelly Holmes, and military figures including General Lord Richards and Falklands hero Simon Weston amongst a host of actors and singers.

Place2Be is pleased to support this important campaign. Our Chief Executive Catherine Roche and President Benita Refson have both signed the petition. Please join them and support the campaign here -


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