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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-20767

Mental Health Toolkit Launch

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Date lodged: Thursday, February 6, 2020

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Finlay Carson, Alex Cole-Hamilton, James Dornan, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Liam McArthur, Mark McDonald, Colin Smyth, Alexander Stewart, David Torrance, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

That the Parliament welcomes the launch of the first Mental Wellbeing Toolkit for the Retail Sector; acknowledges that the toolkit was set up through a partnership between the British Retail Consortium and Time to Change; notes that the toolkit provides advice on how to carry out various strategies, including improving employee mental health literacy and training groups of mental health first aiders; recognises that mental health problems affect one in six workers each year, and is the leading cause of sickness absence; understands that mental health first aid training equips people with the skills needed to support their own and others’ wellbeing, and believes that the toolkit will help to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, especially in the workplace.