Former MEP for Midlands North West
Former MEP for Midlands North West

Wellbeing – Markey

At the moment, the optimism of having a vaccine rolled out is overshadowed by the huge increase in cases that we are witnessing across Europe.  EU leaders have agreed on a recovery plan that will lead the way out of the crisis and lay the foundations for a modern and more sustainable Europe. I will work to ensure that the rollout of this plan will help to repair the economic and social damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic and ensure that we are in a stronger position to withstand any future shock that may arise.

While health is a national competence, I believe that there is an important role to be played by the  EU in promoting positive mental health.  A multi-sectoral strategy to ensure mental health friendly policies across all sectors would have a huge impact on the wellbeing of individuals and of communities.

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