Early day motion 505

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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

That this House notes with concern that the current first aid legislation fails to make adequate provision for mental ill health; further notes that the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 neglect the mental health of employees, and that the examples of health problems requiring first aid in the Health and Safety Executive's Guidance on the Regulations relate exclusively to physical health; acknowledges that the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 refer to the risk of stress-related ill health arising from work activities, but that this does not address mental health issues caused by factors outside of work but which may nevertheless affect health and wellbeing in the workplace; recognises that only 43 per cent of people with mental health problems are in employment, compared to 74 per cent of the general population and 65 per cent of people with other health conditions, with the cost of mental illness to the economy estimated at around £105 billion annually; believes that addressing mental health more effectively in the workplace, in order to help people recover and avoid people falling out of work, must be a key public policy objective; and therefore urges the Government to commit to the principle of equality for mental health in the workplace by amending first aid regulations and guidance to require every organisation to have trained Mental Health First Aiders, and to ensure that employers are aware that their first aid obligations relate both to physical and mental health issues.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 13.10.2016
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 12.10.2016
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 13.10.2016
Bryant, Chris Labour Party Rhondda 19.01.2017
Cameron, Lisa Scottish National Party East Kilbride Strathaven and Lesmahagow 07.12.2016
Carmichael, Alistair Liberal Democrats Orkney and Shetland 13.10.2016
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 05.12.2016
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 28.10.2016
Cruddas, Jon Labour Party Dagenham and Rainham 02.11.2016
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 11.10.2016
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 12.10.2016
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 12.10.2016
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 12.10.2016
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 05.01.2016
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 11.10.2016
Ellman, Louise Labour Party Liverpool Riverside 21.11.2016
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 24.10.2016
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 12.10.2016
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 13.10.2016
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 13.10.2016
Goodman, Helen Labour Party Bishop Auckland 18.10.2016
Hayes, Helen Labour Party Dulwich and West Norwood 07.12.2016
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 12.10.2016
Lamb, Norman Liberal Democrats North Norfolk 10.10.2016
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 16.11.2016
McGarry, Natalie INDEPENDENT Glasgow East 11.10.2016
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 17.10.2016
Monaghan, Paul Scottish National Party Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 23.11.2016
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 03.11.2016
Mullin, Roger Scottish National Party Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 22.11.2016
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 17.10.2016
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 05.12.2016
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 12.10.2016
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 11.10.2016
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 11.10.2016
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 11.10.2016
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 11.10.2016
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 15.11.2016
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 11.10.2016
Umunna, Chuka Labour Party Streatham 14.12.2016
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 13.10.2016