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JOHN BOWIS WELCOMES WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

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Increased awareness about mental health and the sources of help available are vital in helping to tackle mental ill...
Increased awareness about mental health and the sources of help available are vital in helping to tackle mental illness, health minister, John Bowis, said today, World Mental Health Day.

Mr Bowis, the Minister with responsibility for mental health said:

'Some form of mental illness affects about one in seven of the UK population in any given week. I am delighted to be able to play a part in marking World Mental Health Day. The hundreds of events taking place in this country and across the world have a valuable role to play in increasing public awareness of mental health issues.

Mr Bowis announced that the department of health proposes to establish an awards scheme to reward good practice in mental health services. Details of the scheme, including award categories and application procedures, will be announced in the coming months. The first awards will be presented on World Mental Health Day 1996.
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