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Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1185: tabled on 27 April 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises 9-15 May 2021 as Mental Health Awareness Week and congratulates the Mental Health Foundation for its 22nd Mental Health Awareness Week, this year focused on loneliness; notes with concern the obstacles that have hindered people’s access to friends, family and communities during the pandemic; further notes with concern the 2017 Mental Health Foundation study that found 65 per cent have experienced a mental health problem recently recognising that this issue has been exacerbated by the pandemic with a study by the Office of National Statistics demonstrating that the number of UK adults with symptoms of depression has doubled; and further acknowledges mental health problems connected to loneliness and recognises the importance of Mental Health Awareness Week in bringing mental health to the fore and applauds the efforts of all the volunteers and staff working in this sector.