I have been in touch with the chief executive for Avon and somerset mental health trust. I have also wrote to the MP in Weston super mare to highlight the treatment service users endure in hospital due to lack of staff and money. I have wrote to the health ombudsman in parliament to ask for more help from the government. I will keep writing my letters until someone listens.
I will continue to work towards ending the social stigma associated with mental health problems and providing therapeutic support to anyone who reaches out to me via my private practice. I will continuously work to improve access to therapies and optimum quality support for people in psychological need. Finally, I will educate people about the importance of a good mental well being and the effects poor well being can have upon the body and life of a sufferer.
As someone who has suspected bipolar, i will pledge to help anyone who needs me. We should no longer hide or be embarrassed about being ill. None of us asked to have a mental health problem and we deserve the best treatment from all organisations, friends, family and the general population. Try to be strong, things can get better. xxx
I as a Champion for Time to Change pledge to help others understand Mental health problems rather than judging or putting a stigma on us, I have grown in confidence in the last few years through my voluntary work in mental health i love to help people who are being picked on because of their mental health it is totally unfair and unacceptable and in this day and age we should stand together,strong,tall and let the world know its is perfectly normal on a par with physical health.
I have and currently experience mental health problems in the form of anxiety and panic disorders. I want to be able to vocalise my own experiences, discuss other peoples experiences and get the ball rolling. I will always support my friends and family in their own mental healthy stories, but also in understanding my own.
I will speak to as many business, government and organisation leaders and talk about my experiences of being acutely bipolar and the challenges I faced as a businessman and professional manager in the private sector before and after I was diagnosed. I will do this by offering myself to deliver talks around the country.
I will work to raise awareness to help others and myself not feel as though we need to hide our struggles. I want to live in a world where we can be proud to share with others how mental wellbeing has become central to how we manage our lives today and the stigma we have overcome to get there.