Claim Now

May 16th 2018

Civil Liberties

Son of Carl Sargeant urges ‘everyone to think about helping prevent mental health problems’ during awareness week focussed on stress

Dr Neil Hudgell

Dr Neil Hudgell

Managing Director

Son of Carl Sargeant urges ‘everyone to think about helping prevent mental health problems’ during awareness week focussed on stress

The son of former Welsh Cabinet Secretary Carl Sargeant has urged fellow members of the National Assembly for Wales to ‘lead the way’ and raise awareness around the need to support those suffering from stress during Mental Health Awareness Week.

The son of former Welsh Cabinet Secretary Carl Sargeant has urged fellow members of the National Assembly for Wales to ‘lead the way’ and raise awareness around the need to support those suffering from stress during Mental Health Awareness Week.

Jack Sargeant, Assembly Member for Alyn & Deeside, says he wants to use the Mental Health Foundation’s  ‘Stress: Are We Coping?’ campaign to raise awareness following the ‘devastating personal impact’ of the past six months since his father’s death.

Writing to his fellow members and calling for cross-party support for the week, which runs from May 14-20, he said:

“Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this.

“By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide.”

Referring to the personal tragedy to hit his own family last November, he added: “Many of us will have gone through periods of mental ill health or walked through it with a loved one. I know I have.

“Mental Health Awareness Week has taken on an even greater significance for me this year and I would encourage everyone to think about what they can do to help prevent mental health problems.

“Given the devastating personal impact of the last six months, I wanted to use Mental Health Awareness Week to raise awareness about the challenges that so many people face.

“Early intervention is crucial, as is noticing and understanding stress and having strong relationships. I’d encourage anyone dealing with their own mental health issues to seek help and for those worried about a friend, work colleague or family member to reach out to them.

“We must all work together to find answers and solutions to help people suffering with mental health issues.” Neil Hudgell, who is representing the family ahead of an inquiry into Carl Sargeant’s death, says Jack’s message around the importance of supporting those suffering from any level of stress is both poignant and powerful during Mental Health Awareness Week.

He said: “It has obviously been a very tough past six months for the Sargeant family, and it is of great credit to them that they have recognised how the sad circumstances of Carl’s death may reflect the current situations of many others who are struggling with aspects in their life, or perhaps may be under increased pressures and stress and be in need of support and understanding.

“This awareness week is focussed around providing better support for people who do find themselves struggling with the daily pressures of their lives, or from increased stressed they have been subjected to.

“It is particularly important at such times that the right support networks are there for them to ensure they get the help they needed as quickly as possible. This can only be achieved with greater understanding of how increasing levels of stress can impact on peoples’ mental health.”

What Our Clients Say

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Becci was amazing"

Becci was amazing, she was so friendly and helpful and couldn’t have done a better job at helping me with my claim. Very happy.

Katherine JanineNovember 08, 2019

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Quick honest service"

Quick honest service, smooth process with excellent staff

MR COOPEROctober 30, 2019

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"HUDGELL SOLICITORS are great lawyers…"

HUDGELL SOLICITORS are great lawyers whit amazing customers service. I got pretty good deal only because of them I'm quite happy I chose Hudgell solicitor.

DominikOctober 30, 2019

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Good all round service"

Good all round service

John AndrewOctober 19, 2019

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Efficient"

Quick, efficient service provided by Jayne Woodock. Would definitely contact Hudgell Solicitors again in the future if the need arises

KerryOctober 10, 2019

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Thank you"

I have never had to go down the route of claiming for anything like this so when I was advised to do so I did some research and Hugell Solicitors caught my eye. And I’m so glad I picked them, everything was explained well and helped with any questions I…

ZoeOctober 04, 2019

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"No problems from start to finish for my…"

No problems from start to finish for my claim.Kept updated regularly and a good outcome even though the defendants were being evasive. Thanks.

r3monkeyOctober 03, 2019

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Excellent"

Very professional,efficient service,informative and friendly service. I would highly recommend Hudgell solicitors.

HelenOctober 01, 2019

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Good experience"

Good experience

Margaret ElizabethAugust 31, 2019

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Excellent"

Friendly, helpful and professional.

M J JAugust 09, 2019

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"I would recommend this firm of…solicitor to anyone"

I would recommend this firm of solicitor to anyone I have had a 5 star treatment from Jayne woodcock I cant praise her enough she kept me informed every step of my claim and I cannot thank her enough excellent Jimmy Mcdermott

Jimmy McJuly 28, 2019

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Very helpful and thorough"

Very helpful and thorough. The team kept me updated throughout. Thank you

EsmeJuly 25, 2019

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Couldn’t fault Hudgell Solicitors."

Couldn’t fault Hudgell Solicitors. They were professional, pleasant informative and helpful and got a result which was better than I had ever expected. When Becci left the practice and Alex took over my claim it was a seamless change over, indicating a personel strength in depth. Thank you.

Vic.July 24, 2019