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Motion ref. S5M-24138

Mental Health

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Date lodged: Monday, February 15, 2021

Supported by: Liam McArthur
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Motions as amended

That the Parliament recalls its resolution on the debate on motion S5M-20035 on mental health on 27 November 2019; now recognises that there is a mental health crisis in Scotland; notes with concern the potential for an unsustainable increase in demand for CAMHS and other mental health services, many of which already experience unacceptably long waiting times; recognises the need for both improved access to NHS mental health services and greater support for third sector organisations to reduce waiting times and deliver urgently needed care; considers that maintaining good mental health is as important as maintaining good physical health; believes that further efforts are required to promote self-care for mental health; notes with deep concern the further increase in the number of deaths by suicide in 2019 and the reported increase in suicidal thoughts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; considers the continued excessive waits for access to CAMHS and high proportion of young people who still have their referral rejected to be unacceptable; is disappointed at the failure to implement an effective transitions strategy to support patients moving between services; acknowledges that mental health services cannot tackle the crisis without increased resources, and therefore believes it is regrettable that, in recent Scottish Budgets, funding for mental health services has failed to keep up with rises in overall health funding.


Vote

Result 65 for, 58 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party  0 for, 58 against, 0 abstained, 3 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  23 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  29 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Liberal Democrats  5 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

Independent  2 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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Scottish Green Party  5 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

Reform UK   1 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

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No Party Affiliation  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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Original motion text

That the Parliament recalls its resolution on the debate on motion S5M-20035 on mental health on 27 November 2019, and now recognises that there is a mental health crisis in Scotland.


Accepted amendments

Motion ref. S5M-24138.1

Mental Health - Amendment

Submitted by: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Result 65 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 4 no vote Vote Passed


Motion ref. S5M-24138.2

Mental Health - Amendment

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Result 65 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 4 no vote Vote Passed


Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S5M-24138.3

Mental Health - Amendment

Submitted by: Clare Haughey, Rutherglen, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Supported by: Jeane Freeman, Mairi Gougeon
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Result 60 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote Vote Defeated