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Carers group launches campaign to demand better treatments and
care for loved ones with severe mental health conditions

A CAMPAIGN has been launched by a support group in Stockport to improve treatments and care for people suffering with severe mental health conditions.
Mental Health Carers Group Stockport launched its campaign – ‘One Size Does Not Fit All in Mental Health’ at its annual conference held at Stockport County Football Club in Edgeley last week – which was attended by more than 150 people; from health professionals and researchers to people living with severe mental health conditions and carers.

The campaign aims to get the best individual treatments, services and support plans, built on the latest knowledge and research, so young working age adults in Stockport suffering with severe mental health conditions and the family and friends that support them can live a better life.

Irene Harris, chair of Mental Health Carers Group Stockport, said: “It is time for change. We want services, care and treatments to be built on individuals – one size does not fit all in mental health – it is not like a broken leg. “Money needs to be spent on new research – which can be implemented across the country
– it should not be a postcode lottery. If these incurable, life-changing illness, which start at the age of 16 or even younger, were cancer, not schizophrenia, bi-polar or borderline personality disorder (BPD), our expectations to get our loved ones on trials and try to ge
t the best treatments and answers to their illnesses would be par for the course - not a constant battle.”

For more information on Mental Health Carers Group Stockport and how you can support the campaign email irene@mhcarersgroupstockport.co.uk

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