At tonight’s full council meeting (Wednesday 1st March) I will be seconding a motion put forward by the Deputy Leader of KBC that the Council signs up to the Local Authority Mental Health Challenge run by several organisations and charities who work in the field, and appoint a councillor as ‘Mental Health Champion’ who will take responsibility to ensure that KBC’s decisions and policies consider mental health issues.

I’m pleased to be able to work with the administration on this issue as it’s clearly one of those issues that crosses party politics, and am pleased they gave the Labour Group the opportunity to be involved.