Mental Health Matters

Thank you for visiting my #mentalhealthmatters tour page. Here you will be able to find details of the many services and organisations I have visited across the country in my capacity as Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health until June, and in my role as President of the Labour Campaign for Mental Health. To see where I have been, please hold your mouse over the tab above to see a drop down menu.

I have been inundated with emails and letters from people sharing their experiences, offering their expertise, and inviting me to visit their services and organisations. There is clearly a huge appetite across the country to work together to improve our mental health services. These visits are an important part of my work in holding the Government to account now, and contributing to the development of Labour Party policy ahead of the General Election.

If you would like to receive my regular e-newsletter on my work related to mental health, you can sign up here. If you would like to invite me to visit your organisation, please email



In Birmingham I was delighted to join the local branch of the Royal College of Nursing to celebrate International Nurses’ Day. I visited the Mother and Baby Unit and heard from clinicians and service users about the important work that happens there. At the Graduate School I discussed with postgraduate students the mental health issues in higher education, …

My mental health e-newsletter

  You can sign up to receive these newsletters direct to your inbox here. Previous newsletters: Hello and Thank you from Luciana #mentalhealthmatters I need your help – campaign launching today #mentalhealthmatters campaign: thank you! Mental Health Awareness Week and your chance to shape Labour Policy    

Questions the Government can’t answer on mental health

 On April 1st 2016 I launched a campaign to expose just how little the Government knows about mental health. You can read more about it in The Mirror. Every day in April I will share a question on mental health that I have asked, but have been told by ministers that they can’t answer because they don’t …