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Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington


Tom Brake supports campaign to encourage parents to 'Just Ask'

December 21, 2005 3:47 PM

Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington signed up to the new Just Ask campaign by national charity Parentline Plus - in a bid to remove the stigma of seeking out parenting support. The campaign will be used to lobby government, people working with families, and parents to 'normalise' parent support.

The 'Just Ask' campaign aims to persuade and encourage parents to use services when they need an extra helping hand, not just when things have reached crisis level. Parentline Plus fears that below the surface millions of families are living with stressful situations. They keep their anxiety private and within the family because they are frightened of the consequences of asking for support.

Tom Brake MP said:

"Parenting means responsibility. Meeting this responsibility can be really tough sometimes. Someone who offers support and information gives parents a safe feeling. I think the Just Ask campaign is a really positive step forward and will be continuing my support into 2006."