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The Wiltshire Liberal Democrats are a political organisation based in Chippenham. We work across and represent the five constituencies in Wiltshire, which include - North Wiltshire, Chippenham, South West Wiltshire, Salisbury and Devizes.

To find more details of our work locally in each constituency please click on the maps below. Or to find out more about the work of our Liberal Democrat group at Wiltshire Council scroll to the newsfeed beneath.

  • Survey: Feb 8, 2021
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  • Young people heads
    Article: Feb 6, 2021

    The pandemic is having untold strain on children's mental health. We must act to protect future generations from the incoming mental health epidemic.

    Last week the children's commissioner, Anne Longfield, warned that young people's mental health services were unable to meet demand in a pandemic. Quoted in the Guardian, Anne Longfield stressed that the supply of treatment for child mental health problems was already falling well short of demand.

  • Katherine S Mental Health Seminar
    Article: Feb 5, 2021
    By Ed Sawyer

    Thank you to those who came to the mental health seminar in recognition of Time to Talk Day and Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.

    Researchers from the University of Bath joined us to present their research and outline ways their research can help us all live healthier lives. Speakers included Dr Maria Loades, research assistant Katherine Sawyer and PHD student Katherine Petrilli.

  • Article: Feb 3, 2021
    In Gazette and Herald

    A public seminar to spread awareness of mental health issues has been organised by Wiltshire's Liberal Democrats.

    The event takes place on Time to Talk day, Thursday, February 4 at 1.45pm, and aims to spark up conversation around mental health.

    Researchers from the University of Bath will present their research on topics including loneliness in young people during the pandemic, quitting smoking and the impact of cannabis on mental health.

    The Wiltshire Liberal Democrats' health and wellbeing spokesman, Cllr Gordon King said: "We know that the more conversations we have about mental health, the more myths we can correct which will help to end the isolation and shame associated by mental health.

    "It is integral that mental health is treated in the same conversation as physical health.

    "Together can end the stigma surrounding mental health and this event aims to do that."

    The speakers will include Dr Maria Loades, research assistant Katherine Sawyer, and PHD student Katherine Petrelli.

    Dr Loades said: "Let's take time to talk about mental health in this pandemic context where physical health has become such a dominant focus.

    "Local government has a pivotal role to play in ensuring that mental health and wellbeing gets comparable attention to physical health, which has naturally been a key focus of efforts in the effort to contain the spread of the virus."

    This also coincides with Place2Be's Children's Mental Health week which begins next week and is supported by Wiltshire Council.

    For more information and to sign up for the free event, click here

  • Nurses and Doc
    Article: Feb 2, 2021

    The pandemic has been difficult for us all. This toll is amplified for those in the NHS who put their lives on the line each day.

    According to UNISON, 48% of NHS workers feel as though they cannot cope with the pressures, 51% of the 14,000 stated they'd sought out aid in improving their mental health, with 27% of them using wellbeing apps in order to cope.