This article was originally published by Sports and Recreation Alliance here.
In March, the Alliance and Mind hosted a drop-in session at Parliament to meet MPs and Peers as part of activity around the one-year anniversary of the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation. We were incredibly pleased that 24 Parliamentarians came to see us, including Ministers and Shadow Ministers and we asked them to become Charter Champions to help us promote positive messages around physical activity and mental health.
Baroness Hollins was one of the Parliamentarians that dropped-in. Here she tells us a bit more about her interest in the Charter and campaigning to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities:
The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation is a vital resource in helping to connect and support people, through sport and recreation, who may never find the confidence or help to recognise the importance of addressing their mental health needs.
I have been campaigning to improve and enrich the lives of people with learning disabilities for over 25 years, and have created more than 45 picture books... [continue reading here]