Child Mental Health Charter Campaign Manager Helen Clark is delighted to introduce a new campaigning Early Day Motion: Reform of the Mental Health Act tabled in the House of Commons on 07th June 2021 by Dr Lisa Cameron MP.
Helen Clark said: ‘‘This is a very important Early Day Motion (EDM) and I am asking everyone who supports our Charter Campaign and who wants to ensure that the mental health needs of ALL children are central to health policy and not merely an ‘add on’, to contact their constituency MP and ask them to sign.
We are grateful to Dr Lisa Cameron MP tabling the motion; coming as it does after the announcement in the Queen’s Speech of May 11th 2021, hat a draft Mental Health Bill will be introduced into the House of Commons in 2022 and is expected to be enacted in law by the end of this parliament. If the COVID-19 pandemic is not to be followed by an insurgent mental health crisis affecting our children that some experts have predicted will be a second pandemic, it is essential that their interests are protected by legislation in the best and most comprehensive way in the new Bill.”
Please now write to your MP by letter or email TODAY and contact Helen Clark on firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us how you get on and to ask how you can help the campaign in other ways.
MPs Who Have Signed So Far…
We need your help to get more signatures on this EDM. Please contact your MP (use this link to find his or her email address) and ask them to sign.
Dr Lisa Cameron
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
[Tabled the motion]
Dulwich and West Norwood
Denton and Reddish
North East Fife
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Hayes and Harlington
Liz Saville Roberts
Glasgow South West
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath