Mental Health APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To inform parliamentarians about all aspects of mental health.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Mental Health

1. General debate on reform of the Mental Health Act 1983
25/07/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: July 2019 General debate on reform of the Mental Health Act 1983 By Tom Powell Michael O'Donnell

2. Mental health and wellbeing: JSNA toolkit
25/10/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Mental health and wellbeing: JSNA toolkit - GOV.UK

3. Report on the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit 2018
19/07/2019 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: Ministerial Mental Health Summit Report and Declaration on Achieving Equality for Mental Health in the

4. E-cigarettes: use by patients in NHS mental health organisations
04/03/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: in NHS mental health organisations Advice for commissioners, service providers and mental health

5. Job Security, Inequality and Mental Illness
28/06/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: | 28 June 2019 Job Security, Inequality and Mental Illness QSD on 4 July 2019 This briefing identifies

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Mental Health

1. Children’s Mental Health Week
06/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: minded can find it on the website.The mental health of thousands of children and young people has - Speech Link
2: been done on this by the Royal Society for Public Health. It is a contributing factor—one of which there - Speech Link

2. Women’s Mental Health
03/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: the rise in mental ill health among women, with one in five now experiencing common mental disorders and - Speech Link
2: the rise in mental ill health among women, with one in five now experiencing common mental disorders and - Speech Link

3. Coronavirus Act 2020 (Expiry of Mental Health Provisions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020
25/11/2020 - Grand Committee

1: consider the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Expiry of Mental Health Provisions) (England and Wales) Regulations - Speech Link
2: right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced the Government’s decision - Speech Link

4. Mental Health Act Reform
13/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: would like to make a statement on reforming the Mental Health Act. Even amidst the pandemic, I am enormously - Speech Link

5. Mental Health Services
19/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: taking (1) to protect, and (2) to support, mental health services (a) during, and (b) after, the COVID-19 - Speech Link
2: and capacity across in-patient and community mental health services. Services have remained open for business - Speech Link
3: the nation faces a mental illness “tsunami”. Those on the front lines of our health and social care services - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Mental Health
1. Mental Health
asked by: Rosena Allin-Khan
18/06/2020
... how many meetings he has had on the subject of mental health since the start of the lockdown due to the covid-19 outbreak.

2. Mental Health
asked by: Neil Coyle
11/01/2021
... when his Department plans to publish the White Paper on mental health.

3. Mental Health
asked by: Mark Hendrick
05/02/2021
... what plans his Department has to assess the mental wellbeing of people living alone who have been furloughed.

4. Mental Health
asked by: Rosena Allin-Khan
14/07/2020
... if he will (a) list the dates on which he held meetings with mental health (i) trusts and (ii) organisations since 23 March 2020 and (b) provide the details of those trusts and organisations.

5. Mental Health
asked by: Simon Baynes
13/04/2021
...What steps his Department is taking to reform mental health legislation.

Latest Questions
14 Current APPG Officers
Jeff Smith Portrait
Jeff Smith
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Manchester, Withington
Joined: 24th November 2016
Ben Spencer Portrait
Ben Spencer
Vice Chair
Conservative - Runnymede and Weybridge
Joined: 24th February 2020
Dean Russell Portrait
Dean Russell
Vice Chair
Conservative - Watford
Joined: 24th February 2020
Marco Longhi Portrait
Marco Longhi
Vice Chair
Conservative - Dudley North
Joined: 24th February 2020
None Portrait
The Earl of Listowel
Vice Chair
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Meacher Portrait
Baroness Meacher
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Tyler of Enfield Portrait
Baroness Tyler of Enfield
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 13th February 2019
Baroness Hollins Portrait
Baroness Hollins
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Officer
Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Joined: 24th February 2020
Munira Wilson Portrait
Munira Wilson
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Twickenham
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jeff Smith MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5878.

Email: jeff.smith.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Tristan Westgate, Rethink Mental Illness, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP

Email: Tristan.Westgate@rethink.org

Benefits in Kind
Date
12 Jul 2018
Source
Rethink Mental Illness
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 12/07/2018 To : 11/07/2019
Value
£3,001
Date
12 Jul 2018
Source
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 12/07/2018 To : 11/07/2019
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Mental Health APPG

Former APPG Officers
Virginia Crosbie Portrait
Virginia Crosbie
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ynys Môn
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 24th February 2020
Johnny Mercer Portrait
Johnny Mercer
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Plymouth, Moor View
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Luciana Berger Portrait
Luciana Berger
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Liverpool, Wavertree
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ivan Lewis Portrait
Ivan Lewis
Officer
Independent - Former Member for Bury South
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Helen Whately Portrait
Helen Whately
Vice Chair
Conservative - Faversham and Mid Kent
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Rehman Chishti Portrait
Rehman Chishti
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gillingham and Rainham
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
2 APPG Memberships
Kuwait , Missing Children and Adults
Laura Pidcock Portrait
Laura Pidcock
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for North West Durham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Damien Moore Portrait
Damien Moore
Vice Chair
Conservative - Southport
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
Tom Brake Portrait
Tom Brake
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Carshalton and Wallington
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Oliver Colvile Portrait
Oliver Colvile
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Gloria De Piero Portrait
Gloria De Piero
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ashfield
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
James Morris Portrait
James Morris
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Halesowen and Rowley Regis
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Alderdice Portrait
Lord Alderdice
Treasurer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016