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Mindfulness In Education

EDM number 630 in 2014-15, proposed by Tracey Crouch on 15/12/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Health services, Mental health, Schools and Teachers.

That this House notes that approximately one in 10 children between the ages of five to 16 years old suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder and that 75 per cent of mental disorders emerge before the age of 25 years, about 25 per cent before the age of 12 years; further notes that 40 per cent of teachers leave the profession within five years and that stress is the predominant reason cited for leaving the profession; further notes that where staff turnover is high, lack of stability is likely to have an impact on pupils' learning and the cost is significant; further notes that costs of mental ill health are set to double over the next 20 years and billions of pounds could be saved through emphasis on prevention and early intervention; recognises the solid evidence-base for the reliable impact of mindfulness for adults on many aspects of psychological and physical health and a growing body of work with school staff and young people, showing that mindfulness interventions can have significant impacts in terms of reduced stress, depression and anxiety, increased sense of control, better behaviour, increased social and emotional skills, cognitive skills and performance in terms of focus and attention; believes that all young people and those who work in education, should have access to mindfulness training; and further believes that a Government-funded mindfulness programme will constitute value for money as access will lead to children and school staff being less likely to access costly interventions later.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

Tracey Crouch15/12/2014Chatham and AylesfordConservativeProposed
Chris Ruane15/12/2014Vale of ClwydLabourSeconded
Mark Williams15/12/2014CeredigionLiberal DemocratSeconded
Joan Walley15/12/2014Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSeconded
Kevan Jones15/12/2014North DurhamLabourSeconded
David Wright15/12/2014TelfordLabourSeconded
Sarah Champion15/12/2014RotherhamLabourSigned
Mark Durkan15/12/2014FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John McDonnell15/12/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Hazel Blears15/12/2014Salford and EcclesLabourSigned
Siobhain McDonagh15/12/2014Mitcham and MordenLabourSigned
Tom Harris15/12/2014Glasgow SouthLabourSigned
Graham Allen15/12/2014Nottingham NorthLabourSigned
Chris Evans15/12/2014IslwynLabourSigned
David Lammy15/12/2014TottenhamLabourSigned
Jim Shannon16/12/2014StrangfordDUPSigned
Mike Hancock16/12/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/12/2014Islington NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale16/12/2014MansfieldLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma16/12/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie16/12/2014South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Greg Mulholland17/12/2014Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell17/12/2014ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon17/12/2014North DownIndependentSigned
Kelvin Hopkins17/12/2014Luton NorthLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne17/12/2014Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell17/12/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff17/12/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Hywel Williams17/12/2014ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Ann Coffey17/12/2014StockportLabourSigned
Nick Smith17/12/2014Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper17/12/2014West LancashireLabourSigned
Andrew McDonald17/12/2014MiddlesbroughLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd17/12/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Nigel Dodds17/12/2014Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Martin Caton17/12/2014GowerLabourSigned
David Crausby17/12/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Diane Abbott17/12/2014Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Jessica Morden17/12/2014Newport EastLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham18/12/2014Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon18/12/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Andrew George05/01/2015St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey05/01/2015North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Rotheram05/01/2015Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Teresa Pearce06/01/2015Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell06/01/2015East LondonderryDUPSigned
William McCrea07/01/2015South AntrimDUPSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson07/01/2015Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
David Simpson07/01/2015Upper BannDUPSigned
John Leech08/01/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Doran14/01/2015Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
George Galloway11/02/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned

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