Nick Clegg is hoping that there are votes to pick up in being the clearest voice on the pro-Europe side of the debate.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has jumped on the selfie bandwagon with one of his own at his party's spring conference.
Two school girls on why they believe Britain's school children should learn more about mental health.
Lib Dem president Tim Farron said he thinks leader Nick Clegg has acted "totally appropriately" regarding the claims make against Lord Rennard.
Mr Farron told Sky News: "We are a democratic party ... we must follow the due processes.
"The lesson we must learn ... is that you do not let things fester - there is nothing kind about putting a complaint to one side".
He added, "If we can't learn from this process it will be an appalling waste".
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said "a change of attitude" towards mental health is needed as he starts a campaign to bring the issue "out of the shadows."
– Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg speaking to BBC1's Breakfast
We've provided about £400 million for new talking therapies and over £50 million to make sure there are therapies available to children across the country over the next several years.
Money is important and more money is being put into those therapies that we think aren't being provided overall.
But a change in attitude is just as important as the money, because if we can't encourage people to treat mental health in exactly the same way as we treat physical health, it will always be somehow brushed under the carpet in the NHS.
The deputy prime minister's plans to improve standards in mental healthcare have "real potential" but need to be backed up by larger awareness in the community.
Stephen Dalton, chief executive of the NHS Confederation's Mental Health Network, said:
– Stephen Dalton
For far too long there has been plenty of talk about putting mental health on a par with physical health, but so far this talk hasn't turned into reality...
Today's plan has real potential, but it won't live up to this potential if as a society, we don't put our money where our mouths are and make sure we make progress in mental health much further and much faster.
The crisis within Liberal Democrat ranks over allegations of sexual harassment against Lord Rennard will deepen today as the peer plans to return to the party's ranks in the Upper House.
Party leader Nick Clegg has made clear that the former Lib Dem chief executive should apologise to the female activists who made the claims before the whip is reinstated.
But Lord Rennard strenuously denies the allegations and refuses to apologise, setting up a showdown which will test Mr Clegg's authority.
Lib Dem Lord Carlile, who has been providing legal advice to Lord Rennard, raised the prospect of a court battle with the party leadership if the whip was withheld.
In a wide-ranging speech on the provision of UK mental health care, Nick Clegg is expected to call for the media to take greater care of the way it represents the mentally unwell.
- Urge journalists and those working the media to rely less on negative stereotyping when reporting on the mentally unwell.
- Extend the same legal rights as those with physical conditions to chose where they go for care, from April.
- Mr Clegg is to tell the conference that the choice will not be limited to an NHS organisation, and that patients will also be able to choose from a voluntary or independent provider offering services on the NHS when they go to see their GP to seek help.
- New standards on access and waiting times for mental health services are also to be introduced next year, so that patients will know what kind of treatment to expect and when.
- The Government is also rolling out the Friends and Family Test to mental health services by the end of this year.
Nick Clegg is pledging to raise the standard of mental health care as he tries to "bring mental health out of the shadows".
The deputy prime minister dubbed current attitudes towards the insane "outdated" and "stuck in the dark ages".
In a speech launching the Government's new Mental Health Action Plan, which sets out 25 areas where immediate action is called for to improve care, Mr Clegg will say: "All too often, attitudes to mental health are outdated; stuck in the dark ages; full of stigma and stereotypes.
"It's time for us to bring mental health out of the shadows and to give people with mental health conditions the support they need and deserve."
The Deputy Prime Minister emphasised his focus on rehabilitation for young offenders by announcing further funding for measures designed to tackle youth crime.
Nick Clegg said those who are imprisoned for a crime under the age of 18 needed to be taught "how to do something else" and wanted to avoid turning prisons into "colleges of crime".
"Some young offenders spend less than one school day a week in the classroom.
"By increasing the amount of time young offenders spend learning, we can help them to move away from crime, take responsibility for their actions, and rebuild their lives."
The Liberal Democrats treat the UK's businesses as an "afterthought" and Nick Clegg "cheated" the country out of reforms aimed at cutting the size of the Commons, Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps has claimed.
In a strongly-worded attack on his coalition colleagues, he accused the Lib Dems of not being "as pro-business as you would want them to be" and claimed they had hindered efforts to create jobs.
Mr Shapps told the Express Online, "Nick Clegg not only cheated his agreement with us, but fundamentally cheated his agreement with the nation by not going through with having fair size constituencies.
As the coalition parties set out their stalls ahead of the 2015 General Election, Mr Shapps also criticised Mr Clegg for "boasting" about Tory initiatives he had blocked while in Government.
The Deputy Prime Minister has reiterated his stance that the Liberal Democrats do not support David Cameron's plans to hold an in-out referendum on Britain's EU membership by 2017.
Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, Nick Clegg said: "My personal priority now should not be endless parliamentary games on Friday afternoons about when you do or don't hold a referendum when we're already got the guarantee about when it will take place.
"Our priority now should be locking in the economic recovery which is emerging....and you don't do that if you constantly lurch this way and that."