The Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bath, Ben Howlett, has celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week in the city with a visit to the Pathways to Wellbeing Exhibition at Holburne Museum.
Pathways to Wellbeing is a Big Lottery funded project promoting positive mental health and wellbeing through engagement with museums.
It is a creative project which supports people with experience of mental health issues, social isolation and homelessness.
After visiting the exhibition, Ben said: “It was fantastic to visit the exhibition at the Holburne museum today. People who attend the sessions use different art materials to paint, draw and find time to have some time out.
“I am pleased that improvements to mental health provision are high up on the Government’s agenda. Those suffering from a mental health problem do not just need support through the health system, but also need support in the workplace and at school.
“One in four people in the UK suffer from mental health problems and it can often be difficult to seek out help. I hope that through creating a more supportive environment across all aspects of society, those suffering with their mental health will feel able to seek out the support they need.
“As someone who has spoken out about my own mental health issues in the past, I want to use mental health awareness week to encourage anyone that is experiencing a problem to speak out and get some help. There are excellent services available in Bath and no one should have to suffer in silence.”