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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00009

Mental Health Awareness Week

Submitted by: Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Friday, May 14, 2021

Supported by: Alasdair Allan, Jackie Baillie, Sarah Boyack, Siobhian Brown, Alexander Burnett, Maggie Chapman, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Bob Doris, Kenneth Gibson, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Daniel Johnson ( Registered interest ), Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Fulton MacGregor, Gillian Mackay, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Liam McArthur, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Jenni Minto, Carol Mochan, Audrey Nicoll, Emma Roddick, Alex Rowley, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield

That the Parliament acknowledges Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 10 to 16 May 2021; understands that Mental Health UK is asking the public to immerse themselves in the "5 Ways to Wellbeing" while also reconnecting with nature; understands that the "5 Ways to Wellbeing" include connect, take notice, give, be active and keep learning; notes that Mind is also asking individuals to share on social media why they are fighting for mental health, to help create a movement for change and, in addition, is asking people to donate to their cause; further notes that the COVID-19 pandemic has put pressure on NHS services and charitable services such as Mental Health UK and Mind, and wishes everyone who takes part in this endeavour all the best.