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IT TAKES BALLS TO TALK CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 443: tabled on 13 September 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 welcomes the launch of the mental health awareness and suicide prevention campaign, It Takes Balls to Talk, across Coventry and Warwickshire; notes that the campaign is a public information programme targeted at male-dominated sporting venues to raise awareness of mental health support services and reduce male suicide by encouraging men to talk about their feelings; recognises the importance of the campaign as suicide continues to be more than three times as common in males than in females, with research showing that suicide is the largest cause of death of men under 45, and that up to 85 per cent of men who take their own life have not been reached by current public health messages and have never been known to mental health services; realises that the reluctance of men to seek support when distressed adds to their vulnerability and that key factors associated with male suicide include depression, alcohol and drug misuse, unemployment, finance and debt issues, family and relationship problems, social isolation and low self-esteem; and calls on the Government to support initiatives such as this which can play a significant role in addressing mental health issues and reducing the incidence of male 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.

Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2016
Worthing West
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2016
Gedling
Cooper, Julie
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2016
Burnley
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2016
Bolton North East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 September 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2016
Liverpool, Riverside
Elmore, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2016
Ogmore
Furniss, Gill
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2016
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2016
North Tyneside
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hayman, Sue
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2016
Workington
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2016
Luton North
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2016
Birmingham, Perry Barr
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 10 October 2016
Glasgow East
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2016
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2016
Mansfield
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2016
Ynys Môn
Phillips, Jess
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2016
Birmingham, Yardley
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Belfast East
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Liverpool, Walton
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Strangford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2016
Huddersfield
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Glasgow South West
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2016
Ilford North
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2016
Alyn and Deeside
Thomas-Symonds, Nick
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2016
Torfaen
White, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2016
Warwick and Leamington

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.