Wakefield’s Member of Parliament has joined charities and local services on Friday 12th February in a round table discussion on increasing concerns over mental health in Wakefield.
Representatives from Wakefield CCG, Andy’s Man Club, MINT, SMaSH, Well Women Wakefield, Spectrum Health, Turning Point and Wakefield Council answered Imran Ahmad Khan’s invitation to share their experiences of supporting people struggling with mental health during the Coronavirus crisis.
The Wakefield MP commented “I have been increasingly concerned about the amount of correspondence I am receiving on the subject of mental health, and local reports of attempted suicides and self-harm increases. I am pleased that I have been able to bring together groups from across Wakefield to discuss this important issue.”
The discussion was livestreamed on Facebook and attracted lively but constructive comments on the state of mental health in the city and the public’s views on improving it.
Councillor Simon Fishwick attended the discussion to share his experiences both as a councillor and a member of Wakefield’s veteran community and commented “As the mental health crisis rages it was very helpful to connect the charities and services across Wakefield and discuss how best we can take action to relieve the pain that so many are suffering.”