Help us get mental health on the election agenda

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With the General Election only days away, we want to make sure mental health is central to all the debates. The more times politicians and parties are asked about mental health, the more they will know how much it matters.

You can get involved.

Registering to vote

Registering to vote is pretty straightforward. There are two ways you can register.

You can also choose to vote by post or by proxy (someone voting on your behalf).

If you have a problem registering to vote, you may find our 'What to do if...' info sheet useful.

The deadline for voter registrations is Monday 20 April 2015.

Register to vote online

Find your candidates

Once you've registered to vote you'll want to find out who your candidates are.

You may have had leaflets through your front door from some of the local candidates standing for election. To see a list of everyone standing in your constituency you could use a website like yournextmp.com

If want to know what they stand for, an easy thing to do is to follow them on twitter or find out if they have a website, blog or regular newspaper column


 

Find your candidates

Ask your candidates about mental health

In the run up to Election Day on 7 May, candidates will be holding public meetings and events in their consituencies to talk to about the election and what they stand for. They'll also be canvassing door to door and may arrive on your doorstep. 

If you want to know what your candidates plans to do about mental health if they're elected, we've prepared six doorstep questions that you can ask them.

Download your doorstep questions

Attend a local event

In the weeks before the Election there are often opportunities to meet your candidates and ask them questions at local public meetings or event, sometimes called 'hustings'. Your local paper, library and community spaces are good places to find out where they're being held. 

Question Time on BBC One

If you want to be on TV, you could apply to go on Question Time where MPs and public figures discuss questions submitted by a studio audience.

Question Time is filmed on Thursday evenings. You can apply here to be in the audience on the following dates:

  • 16 April - London
  • 23 April - West Brom
  • 30 April - Southampton
  • 08 May - London
Join the Question Time audience

Any Questions? on BBC Radio 4

Like Question Time, Any Questions? on BBC Radio 4 is a programme where MPs and public figures discuss questions submitted by a studio audience. 

Any Questions? is broadcast live on Radio 4 on Friday evenings. You can apply directly to the venues below for tickets to be in the audience.

  • 17 April 2015 Gordon Primary School, Eltham
  • 24 April 2015 Logie Coldstone Village Hall, Aboyne
  • 01 May 2015 Wisbech Grammar School, Wisbech 
  • 08 May 2015 Radio Theatre, BBC Broadcasting House, London
  • 15th May 2015 Filleigh Village Hall, Barnstaple

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