Thurrock resident invited as guest speaker on mental health challenges

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A THURROCK resident has been invited as a guest speaker in Southend to talk about the mental health challenges

Thandiwe Khumalo, who lives in Tilbury, was invited as the guest speaker after she revealed that in her experience working in mental health for over a decade mental health issues cannot be underestimated.

Thandiwe said: “Poverty and mental health are closely linked and mental health problems are common amongst people from economically deprived backgrounds.

“The service cuts are not helping in tackling the challenge we have and providing more effective intervention during this period would help prevent mental health problems early in life including providing opportunities for education and employment.

“The event in Southend on the 15th June will have community leaders from across the United Kingdom highlighting the urgent need to tackle the mental health issues , as part of the 10 years Global Mental health anniversary and also fundraise for a hospital in Zambia.

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