House of Commons
NEW MENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATION FOR CHILDREN
EDM #2285
Tabled 09 April 2019
2017-19 Session
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.

Signatures (54)

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
09 April 2019
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
09 April 2019
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
09 April 2019
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
09 April 2019
Hayes, Helen
Labour
09 April 2019
Green, Kate
Labour
09 April 2019
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
09 April 2019
Snell, Gareth
Labour
10 April 2019
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
10 April 2019
Hollern, Kate
Labour
10 April 2019
Sobel, Alex
Labour
10 April 2019
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
10 April 2019
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
11 April 2019
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
11 April 2019
Hermon, Lady
Independent
11 April 2019
Walker, Thelma
Labour
11 April 2019
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
12 April 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
16 April 2019
McGinn, Conor
Labour
23 April 2019
Hill, Mike
Labour
23 April 2019
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
23 April 2019
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
24 April 2019
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
24 April 2019
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
24 April 2019
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
24 April 2019
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
25 April 2019
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
25 April 2019
Glindon, Mary
Labour
25 April 2019
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
29 April 2019
Amess, Sir David
Conservative
02 May 2019
Wragg, Mr William
Conservative
07 May 2019
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
08 May 2019
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
13 May 2019
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
14 May 2019
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
16 May 2019
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
16 May 2019
Allen, Heidi
Independent
21 May 2019
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
30 May 2019
Lloyd, Stephen
Independent
04 June 2019
Umunna, Chuka
Independent
05 June 2019
Gray, James
Conservative
10 July 2019
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
15 July 2019
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
17 July 2019
Daby, Janet
Labour
23 July 2019
Lynch, Holly
Labour
24 July 2019
Cable, Sir Vince
Liberal Democrat
01 August 2019
Field, Frank
Independent
03 September 2019
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
03 September 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion