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SUPPORTING MOTHERS AT RISK OF PERINATAL DEPRESSION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 74: tabled on 16 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 currently there is an urgent gap in true early intervention services for new and expectant mothers suffering from mild to moderate mental health problems; further notes that ante natal and post natal depression effect on mothers' ability to relate to their baby and existing children and impacts on children's outcomes; further notes that the risk of domestic violence escalates during pregnancy which can cause and exacerbate existing mental health problems; further notes that the financial burden of a new baby on families can compound perinatal depression; congratulates the Government on the fact that the Family Nurse Partnership and the Health Visitor Programme make important contributions to meeting the needs of at risk mothers while recognising that they cannot respond to all those at risk; further notes that there should be a focus on investment in early intervention services and financial support in the perinatal period to improve children's outcomes which are disproportionately determined in babyhood; and further notes that the role of the Big Society and third sector services provided by Family Action, the Northamptonshire Parent Infant Project and the NCT can add value to the work of the statutory services by reaching out to more at risk new mothers, their babies and children.

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.

Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Nottingham North
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2012
Rother Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2012
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2012
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2012
Edinburgh West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Sefton Central
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2012
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2012
Newport West
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2012
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 22 May 2012
North Down
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2012
Knowsley
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2012
Manchester, Withington
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 May 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Mansfield
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Great Grimsby
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2012
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 May 2012
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 May 2012
Upper Bann
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2012
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2012
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.