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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

EDM (Early Day Motion) 505: tabled on 10 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 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 with concern that the current first aid legislation fails to make adequate provision for mental ill health; further notes that the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 neglect the mental health of employees, and that the examples of health problems requiring first aid in the Health and Safety Executive's Guidance on the Regulations relate exclusively to physical health; acknowledges that the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 refer to the risk of stress-related ill health arising from work activities, but that this does not address mental health issues caused by factors outside of work but which may nevertheless affect health and wellbeing in the workplace; recognises that only 43 per cent of people with mental health problems are in employment, compared to 74 per cent of the general population and 65 per cent of people with other health conditions, with the cost of mental illness to the economy estimated at around £105 billion annually; believes that addressing mental health more effectively in the workplace, in order to help people recover and avoid people falling out of work, must be a key public policy objective; and therefore urges the Government to commit to the principle of equality for mental health in the workplace by amending first aid regulations and guidance to require every organisation to have trained Mental Health First Aiders, and to ensure that employers are aware that their first aid obligations relate both to physical and mental health issues.

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.

Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Rother Valley
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2016
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2016
Carshalton and Wallington
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2017
Rhondda
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2016
Orkney and Shetland
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2016
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2016
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2016
Dagenham and Rainham
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Lewisham West and Penge
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2016
Liverpool, Riverside
Field, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2016
Birkenhead
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2016
Ilford South
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2016
Bishop Auckland
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2016
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2016
Luton North
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 November 2016
Belfast South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2016
Leeds North West
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 November 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2016
Southport
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2016
St Helens South and Whiston
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 October 2016
Belfast East
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 October 2016
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2016
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2016
Glasgow South West
Umunna, Mr Chuka
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2016
Streatham
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2016
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.