Strangford MLA Kieran McCarthy said: “I am calling on the Health Minister Michael McGimpsey to make quicker progress in implementing the findings of the Bamford Review.
“Implementing these findings will give local people the mental health services they deserve and will also make the work of our dedicated mental healthcare staff easier.
“I was interested to hear the Health Promotion Agency say that one in five people shows signs of possible mental illness. This illustrates the widespread nature of this issue and the urgent need for Bamford to be implemented by the Health Minister.
“I strongly support the Health Promotion Agency’s campaign launched today to raise awareness and I call on the Minister to follow their lead.”