Parliamentary Early Day Motion
Children and mental health legislation
Great news for 2020!
On 21st January, Holly Lynch, the MP for Halifax and a tremendous supporter of the Child Mental Health Charter Campaign tabled new Early Day Motion 73: Children and Mental Health Legislation ’ in the House of Commons.
THIS CRUCIAL MOTION IS NOW THE MAIN CAMPAIGNING TOOL IN THE CHILD MENTAL HEALTH CHARTER CAMPAIGN'S STRATEGY AS WE AIM TO ENSURE THAT THE GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSED HISTORIC REFORM OF THE 1983 MENTAL HEALTH ACT HAS THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN FIRMLY AT IT’S HEART
We hope that everyone who supports this vital campaign will champion the excellent and essential contents of this Motion and will encourage all local organisations and individuals to get behind it and publicise its impotent message. A new Mental Health Act with the needs of children as a top priority will change lives.
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN NOW! For further information about how YOU can help, please contact Campaign Spokesperson Helen Clark on firstname.lastname@example.org
That this House welcomes the announcement in the Queen’s Speech that the Mental Health Act will be reformed; agrees that current legislation is out of step with a modern mental healthcare system and that people must have a service that affords them the dignity and respect that they deserve; further notes that the announcement made no mention of the urgent needs of children; contends that unless their needs are embedded into a new Mental Health Act as a central priority such legislation will be fundamentally flawed; calls on the Government to guarantee that new mental health legislation will focus on children’s needs and protect them, ensure that services are provided by a properly qualified workforce and reflect policies that are informed by the best available evidence; and further calls on the Government to focus on the needs of parents and carers and guarantee to bring forward such legislative proprosals at the earliest possible opportunity.