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Funding for school counselling services

EDM (Early Day Motion) 943: tabled on 30 September 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern research from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy which found that 80 per cent of young people say that their mental health has worsened during the covid-19 outbreak; further notes with concern that there could be significant future human and financial costs associated with the covid-19 outbreak unless there is Government intervention to stem that growing mental health crisis among young people; believes that provision of funding for counselling in all schools and colleges in England is the best way to address that problem; acknowledges that the average wait time for counselling in schools being 21 days, compared to CAMHS having an average wait time of 188 days, supports that viewpoint; and therefore calls on the Government to allocate resources in the Comprehensive Spending Review that are aimed at tackling the growing crisis of mental health among young people through a national commitment to counselling provision for all children in England’s secondary schools.

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.

McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2020
Bedford
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2020
Knowsley
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2020
Leeds East
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2020
South Shields
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Leyton and Wanstead
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2020
Streatham
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2020
Hammersmith
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2020
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2020
St Albans
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2020
Jarrow
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2020
Twickenham
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2020
Luton South
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2020
Ealing, Southall
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2020
Bath
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2020
Preston
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2020
Glasgow North West
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2020
Norwich South
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2020
Blackley and Broughton
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2020
Kingston and Surbiton
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Stockport
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2020
Coventry South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.