Conservative Mental Health Councillors are a group of Conservative Councillors who are passionate about overcoming the causes and impact of mental health problems. As a Mental Health Councillor, you can participate in CMHG events, receive regular information on ways to support the mental health of your residents and help work directly to shape CMHG campaigns on mental health. The mental health councillors program is open to all current and prospective Conservative Councillors.
Some of the benefits of being a Mental Health Councillor:
- Receive regular updates on mental health action happening across the Conservative Party.
- Access case studies on what other Conservative councillors are doing around mental health.
- Help shape the CMHG’s work.
- Write exclusive content to be published on the CMHG blog.
By becoming a Mental Health Councillor, you also sign the Conservative Mental Health Pledge, allowing you to commit your support for mental action:
I SUPPORT POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH ACTION
I support measures that aim to overcome the causes and impact of mental health problems. I understand that although opinions on how to best achieve mental health action differ, I will actively support activities I believe will deliver effective action to overcome the causes and impact of mental health problems.
I PROMOTE GREATER MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
I support overcoming the stigma and misconceptions surrounding mental health. With the negative connotations of mental health often affecting people’s willingness to seek needed support, I shall assist in creating a society free of stigmatisation and one in which people are more inclined to seek mental health support.
I SUPPORT A POSITIVE POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT
I support a political environment which does not undermine the mental health of those involved. I understand that the mental health of activists, political candidates and elected officials across all political views can be negatively impacted by in-person and online hate. I will therefore remain respectful towards those with different political opinions to my own, helping to overcome a toxic political environment.
I SHALL CONTINUE LEARNING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
I understand the importance of learning the signs of mental health problems, placing me in a better position to detect and support those suffering with their mental health. I shall also continue learning about the causes and impact of mental health problems, allowing me to better support and advocate for effective mental health action.