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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:20 am on 9th July 2020.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Opposition Whip (Commons) 11:20 am, 9th July 2020

Earlier this week, I chaired a meeting of the all-party parliamentary group on mental health. We heard about a worrying rise in urgent mental health referrals and a similarly worrying reduction in routine referrals, flagging up a probable pent-up demand on mental health services. May we have a debate on how the NHS can be helped to deal with the mental health consequences of the pandemic?