Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:11 pm on 17th January 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee 1:11 pm, 17th January 2019

I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. She is making a powerful case and is describing an epidemic of mental ill health that has many different sources. The Environmental Audit Committee is looking into this as part of our planetary health inquiry. When I met my local Wakefield UK Youth Parliament, I was struck by how concerned the young people were about mental health in schools, and I discovered that South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has provided mental health first aid training in schools for teachers. Does my hon. Friend agree that that needs to be rolled out across all schools so that teachers or trusted adults in schools can deal with young people and children in crisis?