Published: 17/02/2005, Volume II5, No. 5943 Page 31

Health minister Rosie Winterton has signed a World Health Organisation declaration on mental health, which emphasises the importance of mental wellbeing and different treatments for mental illness.

At a conference last month, member states in the WHO European region discussed how to foster awareness of mental illness and reduce stigma around poor mental health while protecting the human rights of the mentally ill.

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