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SAINT DYMPHNA'S DAY PROJECT ON FAITH AND MENTAL HEALTH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1390: tabled on 19 April 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 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 supports and celebrates the St Dymphna's Day Campaign, which calls for parity in funding and support for mental and physical health, while also calling for Roman Catholic communities to do more for those with mental health issues within their parishes; notes that St. Dymphna is the patron saint of the mentally ill and those who care for them, and that her feast day is 15 May; welcomes the commitments the Government has already made to increase support for those with mental health issues but calls for full parity between mental and physical health; recognises that this will require additional spending in mental health services but also recognises that not doing so is a false economy which will put more economic strain on the UK in the long run; regrets that 75 per cent of children and young people experiencing a mental health problem are thought not to access any treatment and that only 15 per cent of people who might benefit from talking therapies are receiving such treatment; commends the excellent work already being done by faith communities across the UK with the mentally ill; encourages Members of both Houses and all Roman Catholics to work within their parishes better to support the mentally ill within their communities; and invites the Government firmly to commit to parity in the funding and support of mental and physical health.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 May 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Livingston
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2016
Harrow East
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2016
Blyth Valley
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 April 2016
Foyle
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2016
Poplar and Limehouse
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2016
Dundee West
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 April 2016
Belfast South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2016
Mansfield
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 May 2016
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 April 2016
South Down
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 April 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2016
Glasgow South West
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2016
Walsall South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.