Politician pledges support to help cause

Flick Drummond
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AN MP has urged people experiencing problems with mental health services to get in touch.

Flick Drummond, Portsmouth South MP, said it is an ‘extremely difficult’ area, which she is now going to look into.

She said: ‘The government is putting a lot more into mental health to get it on a level with physical health.

‘I need to look at what we need further and what we can do about it.

‘I know it’s a big issue in Portsmouth, I’m aware of that.

‘It’s an extremely difficult area of medicine because everybody is an individual and everyone has to be treated differently.

‘I would need to do some work on this.

‘If I can help anybody they must get in touch.’

Anyone needing help can call:

n Talking Change on (023) 9289 2920.

n Samaritans charity on 116 223 or (023) 9269 1313.

n Portsmouth Counselling Service on (023) 9273 7989.

n Relate, the counselling service, on (023) 9282 7026.

n Off The Record, counselling for young people aged between 11 and 25, on 0808 80 10 724.

n The SANE helpline on 0845 767 8000.