As part of our launch coverage for the new Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat, we are very proud to host an acutely personal account of mental crisis from Michael J Bevan, County Councillor, Sherborne Rural Division, Dorset County Council.
It is also an ideal and timely opportunity to champion the work of the Mental Health Challenge (local councils championing mental health). The Concordat can only be a spur to this important work.
If you are a local councillor working to promote mental health in your area, we want to hear from you. Describe the barriers and challenges faced in your communities, the efforts you are making to overcome them and the role the Concordat can play in focusing minds in the pursuit of better crisis care.