What unites the thousands of voices championing mental health and wellbeing from all corners of society is a recognition that, while some of us may be more at risk, poor mental health can affect us all.. For the new Shadow Minister for Mental Health, the great test will be in whether these voices can be aligned with Labour social and economic policy
Jeremy Corbyn has an opportunity to seal a positive image of himself in the public consciousness, and to rewrite a polluted Labour brand as Mandelson did in 1994. How he does this is another matter. He has few friends in the media, and fewer in the PLP. There has been no honeymoon period, and the Labour Party conference next week has an unnerving 'make or break' feel to it. Can he win in 2020? Will he even last? I genuinely don't know. The last 18 months in British politics has shown that only a fool would be so sure.
That was the mood at the Refugee March where Corbyn spoke as well as I was strolling around with my camera noticing a sense of unity and hope for real positive change amongst everyone. From people welcoming refugees, to folks providing papers declaring it was the people's victory to the individuals attentively listening to a rarity.
All those £3 Tories and the Telegraph who schemed on a 'wicked' plan to get Corbyn into leadership may regret their folly. Corbyn of course won on the back of a genuine Labour wave to steer back the party to its original mission. Contrary to the warnings of 'New' Labour, Corbyn is likely to confound e pundits and win the next elections.