Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP praises “wholistic” approach to medicine in Sutton Coldfield as he launches the Holistic Practice

9th August 2016

Andrew Mitchell MP joined his constituent who has broadened his practice in Holistic medicines at the official launch of their new course “Yvonne\'s Five Minute Angels”. The venue was the place to be for the latest improving communication skills course, the sixth since the inception of the charity.

This was Mr Mitchell’s second visit to the Holistic Practice after he officially opened the centre in October 2012. Mr Mitchell is a supporter of the charity and spoke of the Governments quest to improve mental health and wellbeing.

His constituent, Michael Barraclough, established the charity in memory of his wife Yvonne Barraclough who died of breast cancer in August 2013. Mr Barraclough explained; “Yvonne\'s caring nature meant she would always find time for others, especially those who needed help or someone to talk too. She believed that no matter how busy our lives are there is always time to spend five minutes with someone in need, which for many people may be the only contact they have with another person that day.”

Mr Mitchell, who has been a strong advocate and the Conservative founding member of the All Party Mental Health Awareness campaign addressed the attendees and said; “I am delighted to return to the Holistic Practice only four years after their launch to inaugurate a new chapter of their business which I am sure will help countless Suttonians. I wish Mike and his staff the best for the future.”

Photo: Andrew Mitchell MP addressing the audience at the Holistic Practice