Mental health services in London (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-07-20
Session date: 
July 20, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2670
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What can you do to ensure there are adequate Mental Health advocacy services across London, especially in BME advocacy?

Answer

Answer for Mental health services in London (2)

Answer for Mental health services in London (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

During Mental Health Awareness Week I gave a commitment to campaign to break down the stigma of mental illness. I want more information and support to be made available in London, in particular for communities who are greatest exposed and susceptible to stigma and discrimination.

We know that there are distinct challenges for particular groups, including BAME, and I have asked my team to explore how best to raise awareness and change attitudes in a way that is inclusive, values people with lived experience and that is sensitive to London's diverse population.