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NEW MENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATION FOR CHILDREN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2285: tabled on 09 April 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House agrees with the Prime Minister that the state of mental health legislation as it stands constitutes a burning injustice to people living with a mental health illness and notes her intention to introduce a Bill in 2019; further notes that every year one young person in ten experiences a mental health problem, that severe and persistent problems starting before secondary school which go unsupported can have a long term impact on children's mental health and life chances, that young people in the youth justice system are three times more likely to experience a diagnosable mental health condition than children who don't offend, that 75 per cent of adults with a diagnosable mental health problem experience the first symptoms by the age of 24; asserts that new mental health legislation must focus on the needs of children, invest in a properly qualified workforce, ensure policy is informed by the best available evidence, be adequately funded, recognise the needs of parents and carers; and calls upon the Government to include a new Mental Health Bill in the next Queen's Speech that focuses on the needs of children.

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.

Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2019
Knowsley
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2019
Blyth Valley
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2019
St Helens South and Whiston
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2019
Dulwich and West Norwood
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2019
Stretford and Urmston
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2019
Coventry South
Snell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2019
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 April 2019
Strangford
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2019
Blackburn
Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2019
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2019
Worthing West
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2019
Brighton, Kemptown
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2019
Ealing, Southall
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 11 April 2019
North Down
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2019
Colne Valley
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2019
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 16 April 2019
Luton North
McGinn, Conor
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2019
St Helens North
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2019
Hartlepool
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 April 2019
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2019
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2019
Orkney and Shetland
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2019
Bath
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2019
Edinburgh West
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2019
Hemel Hempstead
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2019
East Dunbartonshire
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2019
North Tyneside
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2019
Kingston and Surbiton
Amess, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2019
Southend West
Wragg, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 2019
Hazel Grove
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2019
Bolton North East
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2019
Mitcham and Morden
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2019
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 May 2019
Central Ayrshire
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 16 May 2019
Brighton, Pavilion
Allen, Heidi
Independent
Signed on 21 May 2019
South Cambridgeshire
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 May 2019
Oxford West and Abingdon
Lloyd, Stephen
Independent
Signed on 4 June 2019
Eastbourne
Umunna, Chuka
Independent
Signed on 5 June 2019
Streatham
Gray, James
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2019
North Wiltshire
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2019
Tewkesbury
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2019
Warrington South
Daby, Janet
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2019
Lewisham East
Lynch, Holly
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2019
Halifax
Cable, Sir Vince
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 August 2019
Twickenham
Field, Frank
Independent
Signed on 3 September 2019
Birkenhead
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2019
Canterbury

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.