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World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September

EDM (Early Day Motion) 386: tabled on 06 September 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages and that, according to the World Health Organisation, an estimated 703,000 people die by suicide worldwide each year; acknowledges the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on mental health and the provision of in-person mental health support across the UK; pays tribute to the efforts of those working in mental health services, including in NHS 24, who have been doing an incredible job in very difficult circumstances; supports the aims of the International Association for Suicide Prevention in raising awareness and reducing stigma and encouraging meaningful and safe conversations around suicide through its World Suicide Prevention Day themes; commends this year’s theme of creating hope through action, as a reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and that, through action, everyone can make a difference to someone in their darkest moments; and resolves to take every opportunity to support people experiencing a suicidal crisis and those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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.

Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 8 September 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2021
Bedford
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2021
Glasgow Central
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2021
Glasgow North
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 September 2021
Belfast South
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2021
Glasgow South West
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2021
Glasgow North West
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 September 2021
Edinburgh West
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 September 2021
Bath
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 13 September 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 September 2021
Glasgow South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 September 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2021
Angus
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 19 October 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Central Ayrshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2021
East Renfrewshire
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2022
York Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.