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SAVE THE #CLASSOF2018

EDM (Early Day Motion) 309: tabled on 12 September 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes World Suicide Prevention Day, which took place on 10 September 2017 to raise awareness and promote worldwide action to prevent suicides; recognises that suicide is the biggest killer of young people, male and female, aged under 35 in the UK; is deeply concerned that over 200 children of school age die by suicide every year in the UK, and believes that this is a national tragedy; supports the launch of national charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide's campaign to Save The #ClassOf2018, to raise awareness of the scale of suicide in schoolchildren and build suicide-safer schools and colleges; welcomes the charity's new suicide prevention guide for teachers and school staff as part of this campaign, covering issues including language around suicide, identifying if a child is suicidal, intervention and postvention, to equip staff with the skills and confidence needed to support children who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts; affirms that suicide is not inevitable and can be prevented; and urges the Government to pledge its support for the Save The #ClassOf2018 campaign as part of a national Zero Suicides strategy.

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.

Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 October 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 October 2017
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Coventry South
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2017
High Peak
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2017
North East Fife
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2017
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 October 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2017
Knowsley
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2017
Dundee West
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2017
New Forest East
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 October 2017
Glasgow East
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
Ipswich
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 September 2017
Oxford West and Abingdon
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2017
Easington
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2017
St Helens South and Whiston
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 October 2017
Belfast East
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2017
Brighton, Kemptown
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2017
Edinburgh East
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2017
Glasgow Central
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Warwick and Leamington

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.