Podcast: The brave candour of a 'fruitcake' MP

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MPs had not spoken about their own mental health problems until this month
MPs had not spoken about their own mental health problems until this month

Tory MP Charles Walker's courageous Commons confession is helping break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

He was one of four MPs who used a Commons debate last week to publicly admit to mental health problems.

We speak to Charles Walker about his obsessive compulsive disorder, and to fellow Tory MP Gavin Barwell whose private member's bill is looking to outlaw discrimination against those who have been sectioned. Sue Baker, director of the Time To Change campaign run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, explains the big picture.


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