Articles by Luciana Berger MP
Luciana Berger MP is shadow cabinet minister for mental health

Talk of crisis

Luciana Berger MP  |  10 October 2017

Not even the most senior family court judge in the country can get patients a mental health bed, argues Luciana Berger Mental health is on the lips of prime ministers and future kings. Mental health has gone mainstream. We must celebrate that, because the more we talk about mental health, the fewer the number of people who …

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Too little, too late on mental health

Luciana Berger MP  |  2 August 2017

Jeremy Hunt’s mental health workforce plan is nothing more than a weak attempt to redress the damage that has occurred on the Tories’ watch, argues Luciana Berger MP After many months of waiting, Jeremy Hunt has finally published his mental health workforce plan. The delayed strategy was supposed to be released last year so it …

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System failure

Luciana Berger MP  |  20 March 2017

Rates of suicide and self-harm in our prisons shame us all, writes Luciana Berger MP Official data published by the ministry of justice on 26 January this year showed that 119 prisoners died by suicide during 2016. This is the highest number in a calendar year since records began in 1978. This number has doubled since 2010. …

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Pre-Beveridge Britain

Luciana Berger MP  |  13 December 2016

A Labour government must put food banks out of business Christmas is a time of increased financial pressures for most families. On 25 December this year, thousands of people will sit down to a meal supplied by strangers, distributed as emergency food aid. In newly released figures from Britain’s main provider of food banks, the Trussell Trust, …

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My ‘five a day’ for mental health

Luciana Berger MP  |  1 April 2016

The government talks a really good talk when it comes to mental health. Any time mental health is raised at prime minister’s questions, David Cameron is very quick to let us know that we have ‘parity of esteem’ for mental health. This very important principle was written into the Health and Social Care Act, following …

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Reducing undiagnosed and late-diagnosed HIV

Luciana Berger MP  |  1 December 2014

This World Aids Day gives us an important opportunity to celebrate the remarkable advances we have made in the treatment of HIV, but also to reflect on how much more we should be doing to prevent it in the first place. Despite the improvements in how we treat HIV, I am deeply concerned that the …

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