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People With Mental Health Problems

EDM number 661 in 2014-15, proposed by Alan Meale on 06/01/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Benefits policy, Employment schemes and Mental health.

That this House is aware that many people with mental health problems find it difficult to work because of the impact of their condition and the lack of appropriate support and understanding from employers and that currently nearly half of those receiving employment and support allowances are claiming primarily because of their mental health condition; believes that many people with such health problems want to and many are able to return to work with the right kind of help; recognises that current Government-funded schemes are currently failing this group with three times more without this condition being helped back into work; praises the mental health charity MIND, which has highlighted this fact; and calls on the Government to take people suffering from such conditions out of the current back to work schemes and instead create a new individual programme which understands the needs of this group of unemployed people that provides them with the personalised and specialist support they need.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

Alan Meale06/01/2015MansfieldLabourProposed
Mark Durkan06/01/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jim Shannon07/01/2015StrangfordDUPSeconded
William McCrea07/01/2015South AntrimDUPSeconded
Linda Riordan07/01/2015HalifaxLabourSeconded
Lady Hermon07/01/2015North DownIndependentSeconded
Jim Sheridan07/01/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma07/01/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Mike Hancock07/01/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Simpson07/01/2015Upper BannDUPSigned
David Ward07/01/2015Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell07/01/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell07/01/2015East LondonderryDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins07/01/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner08/01/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Mary Glindon08/01/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn08/01/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Tom Clarke08/01/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Liz McInnes08/01/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Martin Caton08/01/2015GowerLabourSigned
John Leech08/01/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden09/01/2015Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Joan Walley12/01/2015Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Chris Williamson12/01/2015Derby NorthLabourSigned
David Crausby13/01/2015Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff14/01/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram21/01/2015Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned

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