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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 helenrclark@ntlworld.com

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.

Sponsors

Holly Lynch

Holly Lynch (Labour) - Primary Sponsor

Allan Dorans (SNP)

Allan Dorans (SNP)

Jim Shannon

Jim Shannon (DUP)

Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens (SNP)

Kate Hollern

Kate Hollern (Labour)

Christine Jardine

Christine Jardine (Liberal Democrat)

Supporters

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson (DUP)

Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas (Green Party)

Layla Moran

Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat)

Sir David Amess

Sir David Amess (Conservative)

Conor McGinn

Conor McGinn (Labour)

Barry Sheerman

Barry Sheerman (Labour)

Liz Saville Roberts

Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru)

Mike Hill

Mike Hill (Labour)

David Linden

David Linden (SNP)

Alistair Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat)

Mohammad Yasin

Mohammad Yasin (Labour)

Sir Mark Hendrick

Sir Mark Hendrick (Labour)

Wera Hobhouse

Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat)

Debbie Abrahams

Debbie Abrahams (Labour)

Grahame Morris

Grahame Morris (Labour)

Rosie Cooper

Rosie Cooper (Labour)

Paul Girvan

Paul Girvan (DUP)

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson (DUP)

Amy Callaghan

Amy Callaghan (SNP)

Taiwo Owatemi

Taiwo Owatemi (Labour)

Andrew Gwynne

Andrew Gwynne (Labour)

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