Norman Lamb speaks to Paston students about mental health

Norman Lamb says he wants Britain to be a world leader in providing care and support for those dealing with mental health issues. 

Speaking to students at Paston Sixth Form College in North Walsham, Mr Lamb said:

 

"It was great to have the opportunity to talk about the importance of investment in mental health services. It is brilliant that the students wanted to raise this.

 

The moral and the economic case for investment in mental health is overwhelming. It is morally wrong and economically stupid to neglect mental health. It is estimated that mental ill health costs the economy up to £100bn a year. The impact on families is incalculable.

 

I want this country to lead the world in understanding the importance of giving people speedy access to care and support and in accepting the case for equality for those suffering mental ill health."

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