Improving mental health care is among seven priority policy areas earmarked by the new Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.
Mr Farron announced today that was focusing on seven campaigning priorities for parliament, of which one will be mental health, and that cut across traditional department boundaries.
The others are rural communities, the EU referendum, immigration, civil liberties, the green economy, and housing.
Mental health was also one of key health policy areas that the party campaigned on in the run-up to the general election earlier this year.
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Mr Farron said: “These are the core issues I want the Liberal Democrats to stand out on and take a lead on.
“Whether it’s helping young people in rural areas find work, or ensuring those with mental health difficulties have effective support, our liberal voice is needed now more than ever,” he added.
Mr Farron also announced a “parliamentary campaigns team” to ensure the party’s concerns were echoed on the ground.
His recent leadership rival and long-standing party health spokesman, Norman Lamb, will have responsibility for mental health brief in the new team.
“This team will work alongside Lib Dems in all chambers, parliaments and offices to drive forward strong and signature campaigns,” said Mr Farron.