Thursday, July 07, 2011

Norman Lamb awarded medal by Royal College of Psychiatrists

Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk, has been awarded a President's Medal by the Royal College of Psychiatrists for his work championing mental health in parliament.Norman says:"'I am deeply honoured that Professor Bhugra and the Royal College of Psychiatrists have presented me with this reward. I have long campaigned for a better understanding of mental health and for improved access to care for those with mental health problems. 1 in 4 people will have a mental health problem at some time in their life, so it is an issue that affects every family.''

Speaking when the medals were introduced last year, Professor Dinesh Bhugra said:
"When I became president, one of my personal priorities was to extend the ways in which we celebrate and honour people from all walks of life who have made, and continue to make, significant contributions to improving the lives of people with mental illness."
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