APPG on mental health

What is the APPG on Mental Health?

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Mental Health is a group of MPs and peers from all political parties who are interested in mental health.

Rethink Mental Illness and the Royal College of Psychiatrists provide the secretariat for the APPG. Together, we help to shape the group’s agenda and organise events with government ministers, NHS organisations, health professionals, research bodies and people with experience of mental illness. 

For further information on the APPG, please contact Louise Forsyth, Public Affairs and Stakeholder Manager, on louise.forsyth@rethink.org

What is the APPG currently working on?

In 2018, the APPG on Mental Health published its report On the road to parity, following its inquiry into the government's five-year strategy to improve mental health services. The report was debated in Parliament on 30 October 2018. 

Who is on the APPG on Mental Health?

The APPG is made up of elected officers from different political parties. The following were elected at the last APPG annual general meeting in February 2020.

Position

Name

Party

Chair

Jeff Smith MP

Labour

Vice Chair

Dr Ben Spencer MP

Conservative

Vice Chair

Dean Russell MP

Conservative

Vice Chair

Rachel Maskell MP

Labour

Vice Chair

Marco Longhi MP

Conservative

Vice Chair

The Earl of Listowel

Crossbench

Vice Chair

Baroness Meacher

Crossbench

Vice Chair

Baroness Tyler

Liberal Democrats

Vice Chair

Baroness Hollins

Crossbench

Officer

Lord Moynihan

Conservative

Officer

Neil Coyle MP

Labour

Officer

Matt Western MP

Labour

Officer

Helen Hayes MP

Labour

Officer

Munira Wilson MP

Liberal Democrats

Member

Wera Hobhouse

Liberal Democrats

Member

Duncan Baker MP

Conservative

Member

Jane Stevenson MP

Conservative

Member

Dr Daniel Poulter MP

Conservative 

Member

Nigel Evans MP

Conservative

Member

Paul Bloomfield MP

Labour

Member

Baroness Watkins

Crossbench

Member

Lord Bradley

Labour

 

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