Early day motion 631

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MINDFULNESS IN HEALTH

That this House believes that all adults with a history of depression should have access to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) because it halves risk of depressive relapse and can reduce health care utilisation and it is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE); notes that despite NICE guidance access to MBCT for depression is very patchy and not available at all in some areas; highlights that prevention of depressive relapse through MBCT is particularly pertinent as up to 15 per cent of the population will experience depression during their lifetime; further notes that the World Health Organisation expects depression to be the second leading cause of disability worldwide by 2020; further notes that at least 50 per cent of people with a history of depression have more than one episode and depression costs the UK economy more than £9 billion a year in lost earnings; recognises that there is strong evidence for the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions for other health conditions, in particular for reducing anxiety and depression for people living with cancer and for helping people to cope better with chronic pain; and calls on the Government to support increased availability to MBCT for people living with depression and to ensure further research funding is made available in areas where mindfulness-based interventions are showing promise for other long-term health conditions.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 17.12.2014
Blears, Hazel Labour Party Salford and Eccles 15.12.2014
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 06.01.2015
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 17.12.2014
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 17.12.2014
Champion, Sarah Labour Party Rotherham 15.12.2014
Coffey, Ann Labour Party Stockport 17.12.2014
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 17.12.2014
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 16.12.2014
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 17.12.2014
Crouch, Tracey Conservative Party Chatham and Aylesford 15.12.2014
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 18.12.2014
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 07.01.2015
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 17.12.2014
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 15.12.2014
Evans, Chris Labour Party Islwyn 15.12.2014
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 05.01.2015
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 18.12.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 17.12.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 16.12.2014
Harris, Tom Labour Party Glasgow South 15.12.2014
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 05.01.2015
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 17.12.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 17.12.2014
Jones, Kevan Labour Party North Durham 15.12.2014
Lammy, David Labour Party Tottenham 15.12.2014
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 18.12.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 08.01.2015
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 17.12.2014
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 06.01.2015
McDonagh, Siobhain Labour Party Mitcham and Morden 15.12.2014
McDonald, Andy Labour Party Middlesbrough 17.12.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 15.12.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 16.12.2014
Morden, Jessica Labour Party Newport East 17.12.2014
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 17.12.2014
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 17.12.2014
Pearce, Teresa Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 06.01.2015
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 05.01.2015
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 16.12.2014
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 05.01.2015
Ruane, Chris Labour Party Vale of Clwyd 15.12.2014
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 17.12.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 16.12.2014
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 16.12.2014
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 07.01.2015
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 17.12.2014
Smith, Nick Labour Party Blaenau Gwent 17.12.2014
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 15.12.2014
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 17.12.2014
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 15.12.2014
Williamson, Chris Labour Party Derby North 12.01.2015
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 15.12.2014