AMBER RUDD MP HAS HOSTED HER FIRST EVER MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT at St Mary in the Castle.
As a result of Amber’s campaigning, £600,000 has been secured from the Government’s Opportunity Area scheme for local mental health services.
Amber has been committed to communicating the necessity for improving local mental health services. Therefore, she was very pleased to learn of the investment dedicated to improving mental health services.
The Mental Health Summit Amber hosted with Southdown Housing Association was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this new funding and showcase the services available to residents.
The event was extremely successful in which it brought together local stakeholders to discuss the important local issues around mental health. Speaking about her first summit, Amber said:
“I was delighted to hold my first event with Southdown Housing Association to talk about mental health with residents and introduce them to expert local services.
“In Hastings we receive £600,000 of funding each year dedicated to improve mental health as part of the Opportunity Area programme, but I will continue to ensure our services are properly funded and my residents get the best support possible.”
During the summit, Amber discussed with organisations and constituents the most effective ways to further improve services in Hastings & Rye:
“I think events like this one are a good way to get us all working together for a common goal of helping people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health.”
Amber will continue to advocate for further funding and improvements making mental health a priority. She looks forward to many more events like this one in the future.
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Photo: Amber is pictured with Nahar Choudhury of Southdown (chair), Neil Blanchard, Chief Executive of Southdown, and 2 local DWP representatives.