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Time to Talk Day 2022

EDM (Early Day Motion) 944: tabled on 02 February 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

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

Motion text

That this House notes that 3 February 2022 is Time to Talk Day; joins with people across the country taking part in the nation’s biggest mental health conversation; further notes the importance of this day in bringing friends, families, communities, and workplaces together to talk and listen; believes talking and listening about mental health has the power to change lives; understands that the pandemic has had a significant impact on the nation’s mental health with around a third of adults and young people telling Mind that their mental health has got much worse since March 2020; highlights that it has never been more important to support each other to speak up about mental health; notes that a recent partnership report from Mind, SAMH, Inspire and the Co-op, shows how important open conversations are for everyone’s mental health and that support in the community such as spaces to talk, activities and services is vital to enable this; and calls on the Government to champion the importance of addressing mental health stigma and create supportive communities where people can talk openly about mental health and wellbeing.

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.

Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2022
South Shields
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2022
Jarrow
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2022
Central Ayrshire
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2022
Inverclyde
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2022
East Renfrewshire
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2022
Blackburn
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 4 February 2022
Leicester East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 February 2022
Arfon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 February 2022
Strangford
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 February 2022
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 February 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
City of Durham
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Glasgow South West
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Wansbeck
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2022
Worthing West
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2022
Streatham

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.