GREEN parliamentary candidate Miles Grindey has backed calls for better provision of support for people in mental health crisis.
Mr Grindey is due to stand for election for the Green Party in May in Fareham.
He said: ‘Mental health is an issue that is often overlooked and brushed aside.
‘One in four constituents will experience a mental health problem this year and countless more will be affected through friends, family, work colleagues and other people in their lives.
‘More needs to be done to ensure those who suffer from mental health problems get the appropriate treatment they need.’
Mind, the mental health charity, is calling for local services to deliver on its promises to improve the support for people who are suicidal, self-harming or in psychosis.
Last year, national and local governments, and leaders of key services in England, including health, police, and voluntary organisations, signed the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat, an agreement that sets national standards for the care of people in mental health crisis.
The Concordat aims to make sure that no matter where someone turns, they get the help they need.
Key organisations in Fareham have signed their own declaration agreeing to achieve the Concordat standards and are preparing an action plan to deliver them.
More information is online at crisiscareconcordat.co.uk