A Crookes and Crosspool councillor has seconded a motion raising his ‘grave concerns’ about the consequences of a no-deal Brexit on Sheffield’s mental health services.

Councillor Mohammed Mahroof, Liberal Democrat, will second Councillor Ayris’ motion at Wednesday’s full council meeting regarding, “mental health, homelessness and Brexit”.

The motion, available to read on the council website, notes that demand for mental health services has grown by up to 40% in some areas of Sheffield.

Councillor Ayris said: “[I am] dismayed that no Mental Well-being Impact Assessment has been published by the Government of any Brexit deal or ‘no deal.”

Cllr Ayris also stated: “[I have] grave concerns about the predicted shortages of food and prescribed drugs and medical supplies in the realistic assessment by the cabinet office in its Operation Yellowhammer report and the disproportionate impact this would have on crisis mental health sufferers.”

The motion will call calls on the next Government to introduce measures to boost mental health services and to address the disparity between mental and physical health care.

The Fulwood Post will bring you live coverage as the council meeting happens on Wednesday.