Shadow Minister to speak and at CWU Conference – Mental Health Fringe Meeting

Health & Safety

CWU Conference 2019 will see Labour front bench spokesperson and Shadow Health Minister Jon Ashworth feature as guest keynote speaker on Mental Health at the Health & Safety Dept & Equality & Training Dept’s Joint Fringe Meeting at lunch time on Monday 29th April 2019. All Conference delegates and visitors are welcome to the meeting themed “MENTAL HEALTH: TIME TO CHANGE

National Health and Safety Officer Dave Joyce said “I’m delighted to announce that our guest speaker is Jonathan Ashworth MP Labour Party Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (including mental health – the subject matter on which Jonathan will be speaking at the Fringe Meeting).‎ We’re expecting a big attendance for a meeting on what is now a subject which is the centre of attention for trade unions and society. Government commitments are welcome but it’s time to see improvement. Prevention is vital but more investment is needed to improve the nation’s mental health. Jonathan will set out Labour’s vision on how that should be done.”

Jon Ashworth is the Labour and Co-operative Party politician who has served as the Member of Parliament for Leicester South since 2011, and is the current Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

Jon recently said “This crisis also extends to mental health provision, which for too long has remained the Cinderella service of the NHS – undervalued and underfunded.  That’s why Labour will substantially increase spending on mental health, and deliver a world-class mental health service.”

* H&S EOPPS Fringe Meeting