In June 2012 several members of parliament from all parties engaged in a discussion on mental health. Many were very open about their personal experiences living with challenges around mental health.
Today members approved a referral service and treatment fund of £25,000 per annum, enough to cover the equivalent of 1 counsellor. Referrals will be made by the already existing Parliamentary Safety Health and Wellbeing Service.
Mental health affects us all and it is good to see politicians in the House of Commons recognising their vulnerabilities. It takes courage to ask for help.
What do you think about this? Is there support in your workplace and are you able to ask for help?