A HOST of MPs have backed a Swindon woman’s mental health campaign following the official launch in Parliament last week.

Drusilla Summers, 33, from Eastcott, recently set up Conservatives for Mental Health, a cross-party campaign which aims to improve mental health services in Britain.

Drusilla officially launched the venture in Parliament’s Portcullis House last week and has received the support of some big names, with former Tory party leader Iain Duncan Smith among others.

He said: “I am hugely supportive of the Conservatives for Mental Health organisation and the important role they can play in this work by raising awareness, driving it up the government's agenda and removing stigma in the process.

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland also attended the launch and gave the campaign his full support.

He declared himself “a strong supporter of Dru’s work in highlighting this important issue” and wished the group every success.

Speaking of the official launch, Drusilla said: “I wasn’t sure who was going to turn up, but it was fantastic to receive such a huge amount of support to improve what we are doing in mental health.

“It was great to talk to people with knowledge of the subject, and it was a really positive experience overall.”

Mental health charities such as Young Minds and the Conservative Disability Group also attended, along with representatives from the NHS.

To find out more, log on to www.conservativesformentalhealth.co.uk and follow them on Twitter with @ConservativeMH.