On the campaign trail

May 14, 2010

This week, we continued on the campaign trail to encourage people to sign up to our pledge.

First stop on Wednesday was the Briggate, one of the main shopping streets in Leeds, where we were lucky enough to work with some real anti-discrimination heroes.

Norwich - a hotbed of anti-stigma activity!

May 5, 2010

Norwich is one of the hotbeds of anti-stigma activity - there has been a huge amount of work going on there, and in Norfolk more widely, with Time to Change's Stuff Stigma project and Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust fantastic local champions of the anti-discrimination message.

Ending mental health discrimination in parliament

January 29, 2010

I'm delighted to report that the Government has made a commitment to address the discriminatory provisions in existing legislation which means that an MP automatically loses his or her seat if detained under the Mental Health Act.

The current legislation requires MPs who have been detained under the Mental Health Act to stand down and abolishing this would be a positive step towards tackling stigma and discrimination.