Norfolk MP Norman Lamb praised for mental health campaigning

Adrian Sell (Basic Needs), Kirsty Smith (CBM), Lord Blunkett and Normal Lamb MP

Adrian Sell (Basic Needs), Kirsty Smith (CBM), Lord Blunkett and Normal Lamb MP - Credit: Archant

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb's mental health campaigning has been praised by ex-Secretary of State Lord Blunkett.

The former Labour Home Secretary, who became the UK's first blind Cabinet Minister, praised Mr Lamb for his dedication to mental health campaigning at an event in Parliament organised by the overseas disability charity CBM.

Lord Blunkett said: 'Norman Lamb has done enormous work in highlighting the critical issues around mental health.'

The reception brought together parliamentarians, CBM supporters and international development sector leaders to raise awareness of the exclusion faced by people with disabilities and, in particular, those living with mental ill health.

Four out of five people with mental illness live in low- and middle-income countries where most receive little or no support.

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Lord Blunkett added: 'If we know that mental health is a massive issue here in the UK, imagine the scale of the problem in developing countries.'

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