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SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK 2016

EDM (Early Day Motion) 430: tabled on 08 September 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 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 recognises the importance of Suicide Prevention Week 2016, beginning on 5 September 2016, and of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September 2016, in raising awareness and understanding of an issue which deeply affects so many people; offers condolences to all those who have lost a friend or family member because of suicide; welcomes the exceptional work done by individuals, charities and awareness groups to offer support and coping strategies to those who may be contemplating suicide or struggling with their mental health; commends the Scottish Government on its Suicide Prevention Strategy, and its recognition that whilst suicides in Scotland are falling, any number of suicides is too high and continuous work is vital to tackling this issue; further recognises the importance of government funding in mental health care on suicide prevention and the necessity of making mental health an equal priority as physical health; and acknowledges that suicide is something which must be tackled by governments and peoples working together across the UK, Europe and the world, to prevent lives being lost to suicide.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 September 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 September 2016
Worthing West
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2017
Gedling
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2016
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 September 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Belfast North
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Foyle
Elliott, Tom
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 14 September 2016
North Down
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
South Antrim
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
Glasgow South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 10 October 2016
Glasgow East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 September 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Glasgow North West
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Argyll and Bute
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 12 September 2016
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 September 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 September 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 September 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 September 2016
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.