August 12, 2008
Ex-Corrie Star Backs Mental Health Bid
ACTRESS Denise Welch (right) who secretly battled depression for years is supporting a campaign to reduce stigma surrounding mental health in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust, a specialist provider of mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services, is campaigning to reduce stigma as part of its bid to become a foundation trust.
Former Coronation Street star Denise, 49, who is a panellist on ITV's Loose Women and an actress in the BBC drama Waterloo Road, is supporting the trust's bid to tackle the issue of stigma surrounding problems such as anxiety, dementia and depression,and substance misuse, including alcoholism and drug addiction. The actress, who played Coronation Street's Natalie Barnes for four years, says the work the trust is doing to reduce stigma is vital for local communities.
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