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AYRSHIRE SAMARITANS ANNIVERSARY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1417: tabled on 18 June 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Ayrshire Samaritans on its one year birthday at its new premises in The Forgate, Kilmarnock; notes that these premises are more accessible and welcoming than its previous premises; commends Worksmart, which undertook the original refurbishment, providing labour free of charge; commends all the volunteers who work for the Samaritans; further commends Ayrshire Samaritans on its one year birthday drop-in event; acknowledges the vital support work undertaken by the Samaritans; notes that it offers a safe place for people to talk any time they like, in their own way; acknowledges that while people contacting the Samaritans do not need to be feeling suicidal; recognises that much of its work relates to people concerned about suicidal thoughts; further acknowledges that suicide rates among young men in particular remain a concern and that efforts to encourage people to be more open about how they feel can help reduce the rates of suicide; and urges that Parliamentarians lead by example and do not use the term suicide as a joking term.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.