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Union of Students in Ireland (USI)  & Mental Health Reform have joined forces to ask voters to help make mental health a priority this May.

4MentalHealth is a 4 week campaign, with 4 key actions local candidates can take, if elected,to improve people’s mental health and well-being.

The 2014 Local Elections represent an important opportunity to keep mental health on the agenda between now and the elections on 23rd May.

FOUR KEY ACTIONS:

Local elected representatives can promote good mental health and ensure the social inclusion of those with mental health difficulties by:

1. Demanding improved community-based mental health services locally for children and adults, and the implementation of the current mental health policy A Vision for Change.

2. Committing to funding for local community mental health groups that support recovery from mental health difficulties.

3. Ensuring that there is effective communication between local authorities and community mental health teams, in order to prevent homelessness.

4. Passing a Council resolution stating that in its work, the Council will seek to promote mental health and well-being among the whole local population.

To get involved and join the campaign click here

Join the conversation: #4MentalHealth

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