On Wednesday 9 December, Kevan spoke in a House of Commons debate on mental health.
In his remarks, Kevan said, “I have a simple view on mental health, which is that we need to talk about it more, because that will change attitudes. What do we do next? Well, we need to hardwire mental health and mental well-being into public policy and society. To those who ask why that is important, I say that not only is it the right thing to do, but, even in these times of austerity, it makes economic sense. It saves money as well as lives. We need a system in which every single Government policy is road-tested against mental health and mental well-being.”
You can read Kevan’s full contribution, and the rest of the debate, here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm151209/debtext/151209-0002.htm#15120945001500