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NATIONAL DEPRESSION WEEK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1422: tabled on 24 April 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that national depression week occurs between 21st and 26th April; further notes that depression is a common illness, which will affect one in five people during their lifetime; further notes that access to psychological therapies for depression, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is still severely restricted; recognises that access to such therapy would not only have a huge impact on patients themselves, but also dramatically cut the number of people who are forced onto incapacity benefit because of their illness; urges the Government to fully implement the Layard proposals to ensure access to suitable psychological therapy for those who need it; and further urges the Government to move beyond mere treatment of mental illness and work to promote mental wellbeing across the nation to help reduce the incidence of future depression cases.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
Gordon
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2008
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 8 May 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2008
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2008
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 April 2008
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Romsey
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2008
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2008
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2008
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2008
Luton North
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2008
Tamworth
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2008
Manchester, Withington
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Thurrock
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 May 2008
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Mansfield
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Bristol North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2008
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 May 2008
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 May 2008
Strangford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
Torbay
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Upper Bann
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.