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Council defends scrapping of mental health champion

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Norfolk County Council has been accused of not understanding mental health as it scraps its champion role.

Emma Corlett, Labour councillor for Town Close, was appointed in 2013 as part of the Centre for Mental Health led scheme and has criticised the decision as a "cop out" to include the responsibilities within other champion roles.

Tweeting about the change, she wrote; "In a regressive and shameful step, Tory administration has arbitrarily axed the role of member champion for mental health. A role I worked really hard at for the last eight........

© Norwich Evening News

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