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Strategic mental health plan to go before Tynwald

Mental Health the poor relation for too long

The Island’s Health Minister hopes a new strategic plan will mean more help and support for people suffering mental health problems than ever before.

This week, Howard Quayle will ask for Tynwald’s backing for the strategy, which aims to bring the government and other bodies together to tackle the issues.

It’s the first time the Isle of Man will have had such a plan – which emphasises mental health is as important as physical.

Mr Quayle says that hasn’t always been the case:

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