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Mental health of spinal cord injured people

EDM (Early Day Motion) 662: tabled on 17 November 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges recent research into the mental health requirements and difficulties for people with a spinal cord injury that shows 40 per cent had depression and 28 per cent had experienced suicidal thoughts; notes that it is important for newly injured spinal cord injured people to be able to access timely and appropriate mental health support; further notes that NHS health professionals who care for spinal cord injured people must understand the mental health aspects of a spinal cord injury; and calls on the Government to increase funding and capacity to meet the lifelong mental health needs of the spinal cord injured community in the UK.