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A covid-19 recovery mental health strategy for children

EDM (Early Day Motion) 923: tabled on 24 September 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

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

Motion text

That this House notes that a survey by the mental health charity Re-Think found that one third of children feel more anxious, sad and stressed now than before lockdown; further notes that the charity Action for Children has asked the Government to prioritise children’s mental health in covid-19 recovery planning with sufficient funding; notes that at their press conference of 21 September 2020, Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Officer Sir Patrick Vallance predicted that mental health would be further jeopardised if the virus goes out of control; and calls upon the Government to publish a distinctive Mental Health Strategy for Children and Young People, focusing on the covid-19 pandemic with an accompanying commitment that the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people will be placed at the heart of the overall Covid-19 Recovery Plan.

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.

Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 30 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 September 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 5 October 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 October 2020
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 October 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 October 2020
Ceredigion
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 October 2020
Glasgow South West
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 October 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2020
Gateshead
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2020
Twickenham
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2020
Rochdale
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2020
South Shields
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2020
Denton and Reddish
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2020
St Albans
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 October 2020
Belfast East
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2020
Romford
Whittaker, Craig
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2020
Calder Valley
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2020
Richmond Park
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2020
Bath
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 October 2020
Foyle

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.