Shaftesbury’s Melanie Costas from Rural Mental Health Matters addresses Parliamentary Committee

Melanie Costas, Founder and CEO of Rural Mental Health Matters addressed the EFRA Committee on 26th April. (We’ll forgive her for not being at RMHM project, Socially Connecting Shaftesbury in the Town Hall the day after!)

“MPs quiz rural representatives for mental health inquiry

The Committee started its inquiry into rural mental health because mental health services are often concentrated in areas of high population density – towns and cities – while access to services in remote or rural areas is often limited. At the same time, farming and other agricultural-related professions are known to face particular mental health challenges, with higher-than-average rates of depression and suicide.”

Go to the Link above to RMHM website to link to a video and transcript of the proceedings.

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