House of Commons
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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
EDM #505
Tabled 10 October 2016
2016-17 Session
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.

Signatures (41)

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
13 October 2016
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
12 October 2016
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
13 October 2016
Bryant, Chris
Labour
19 January 2017
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
07 December 2016
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
13 October 2016
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
05 December 2016
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
28 October 2016
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
02 November 2016
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
12 October 2016
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
12 October 2016
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
12 October 2016
Dowd, Jim
Labour
05 January 2016
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
21 November 2016
Field, Frank
Labour
24 October 2016
Gapes, Mike
Labour
12 October 2016
Glindon, Mary
Labour
13 October 2016
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
13 October 2016
Goodman, Helen
Labour
18 October 2016
Hayes, Helen
Labour
07 December 2016
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
12 October 2016
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
16 November 2016
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
17 October 2016
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
23 November 2016
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
03 November 2016
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
22 November 2016
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
17 October 2016
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
05 December 2016
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
12 October 2016
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
11 October 2016
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
11 October 2016
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
15 November 2016
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
11 October 2016
Umunna, Mr Chuka
Labour
14 December 2016
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
13 October 2016
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion