Celebrity Backing for Improving Mental Health Campaign
Gordon Strachan is among other famous Scots to join in the mental health campaign backing the Equality for Mental Health Campaign.
The campaign has been launched by Liberal Democrat, former mental health minister, Norman Lamb, Time to Change ambassador and former Labour government communications director Alastair Campbell, and former Conservative cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell; all of whom have had their own or family mental health issues.
Film director Danny Boyle said he had “no hesitation” in signing up to the campaign stating: “For too long mental health and mental illness have been surrounded by stigma and taboo and I will support anything that strips that away. There cannot be anyone alive who doesn’t know someone who has some kind of mental illness and yet it does not get the same understanding or support as physical illness. That is an injustice that harms so many lives.”
Campaigners would like to see increased investment in the provision of mental health services and are urging people to sign the petition on social media using the hashtag #Equality4MentalHealth and via the website www.equality4mentalhealth.uk
To read more on the campaign and those supporting it, click here.