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HAMPSHIRE’S police and crime commissioner is to host a live webchat to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues.

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and Simon Hayes will host the webchat tomorrow

Mr Hayes said: ‘Through this webchat, I would like to hear from members of the public who have experience of mental health issues, directly or indirectly, where there was police involvement and how they were supported.

‘This will provide me with a greater understanding of what is being done well and where services might need to improve.’

Nationally, charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness are challenging mental health stigma and discrimination through the Time to Change programme, the biggest mental health campaign in England.

Mr Hayes has made a pledge to end mental health discrimination on the Time to Change website.

The webchat takes place between 6pm and 7pm tomorrow and will form part of the week-long national event.

To take part in the chat, visit