I was very grateful to spend some time talking with the Mental Health Foundation today.
As a former NHS worker, improving mental health outcomes for patients is something that I am incredible passionate about.
We spoke about the impact that the pandemic and being in lockdown was having on people's mental health, and ensuring that services were resilient enough to come with that.
In addition, we spoke about the NHS Long Term Plan and the steps needed to be taken to improve mental health outcomes in the UK, delivering the investment and infrastructure needed to support it.
I made the pledge to work closely with them on these issues, ensuring that we strive to reach that goal of better outcomes.