Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:27 pm on 17th January 2019.

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Photo of Karen Lee Karen Lee Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Fire) 2:27 pm, 17th January 2019

I often get letters from people on zero-hours contracts. They might, for argument’s sake, get up at 5 o’clock in the morning and spend an hour cycling to a job only to find out there is not a day’s work for them. That puts them under such stress and causes so much more anxiety, and pressures their mental health. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that this is just one of the drawbacks of zero-hours contracts? We hear such a lot about how wonderful it is that everybody is in work, but if we scratch the surface we see it is not actually quite that simple.