Lucy visits Telford Mind for mental health awareness

Lucy attended a Postive Mental Health awareness day at Telford Mind in Sutton Hill. 

After a being briefed on the range of services and drop in facilities Telford Mind provides, there was a lecture by two eminent psychiatrists. The issue of stigma, which those affected by mental health issues often face, was discussed. 

Dr Anu Gupta MD a Consultant Psychiatrist said that the most common prejudice people with a mental health condition experienced, was that they were wrongly perceived to be a danger to others and to present a risk to children's safety.

Lucy Allan said: "I am really impressed by what is on offer at Telford Mind. I want to do all I can to support the work of Telford Mind. One in four people will experience a mental health condition and it can often go undiagnosed and untreated. The entrenched stigma around mental health issues can prevent people from seeking help. It can also increase the sense of isolation that people experience."