Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week
That this Assembly notes that the week commencing 10 May was Mental Health Awareness Week, which annually provides the opportunity to highlight the importance of mental health; further notes the 2021 Health Inequalities Report which identified continuing mental health inequalities; recognises the detrimental impact that COVID-19 has had on the mental health and wellbeing of the population, including our children and young people; further recognises the positive public health campaigns around mental health, such as Take 5; advocates that people seek support to talk about their mental health; and supports the Minister of Health to achieve parity of esteem between mental and physical health by increasing spending on mental health services, fully implementing the Protect Life 2 strategy and progressing the 10 year Mental Health and Substance Use strategies.
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