Action Mental Health’s Chief Executive David Babington has today welcomed the launch of the new 10 year Mental Health Strategy for Northern Ireland.
‘Action Mental Health has long campaigned for a mental health strategy for Northern Ireland and warmly welcome Minister Swann’s announcement this morning. We know the size of the challenge that we face and the publication of the strategy is only the first step on a long road to help build better mental health for all, across Northern Ireland.
We warmly welcome the recognition given to the community and voluntary sector within the document. The strategy has been published alongside a funding plan that highlights the significant investment that is required to deliver the actions outlined in the strategy. It is imperative that we now see urgent work across Government to secure this funding to make this strategy a reality. We urgently need to see parity for mental health, our clients and the people we support have waited too long already.’
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