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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-12211

Mental Health Week

Submitted by: David Stewart, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Friday, May 11, 2018

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Alexander Burnett, Jackson Carlaw, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Iain Gray, Liam Kerr, Johann Lamont, Monica Lennon, Liam McArthur, Mark McDonald, Pauline McNeill, Anas Sarwar, Elaine Smith, Colin Smyth, David Torrance, Annie Wells

That the Parliament acknowledges that 14 to 20 May is Mental Health Awareness Week 2018; notes that, this year, the week will focus on stress; understands that 16 million people in the UK experience a mental health issue each year, around one-in-four of the population; commends all carers and staff on their diligence and care in supporting people with mental health problems, and believes that more should be done by the Scottish Government and NHS boards to maintain and train qualified staff, support carers, improve service provision and strive to remove associated mental health stigma.