Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 2:30 pm, 4th December 2018

I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this timely debate. Just before the 2010 general election, I introduced a Bill, which I discussed with the then education Ministers, that provided for somebody with medical knowledge, for want of a better term, to be available who would be able to spot mental illness, or other illnesses. In a way, that would have helped teachers as much as parents to do what would probably be called early intervention. Unfortunately, a general election came along, and the rest is history. Had that Bill passed, it could have been a great starting point.