09 NOV 2018

Warm Welcome for Dr Dan Poulter at Thorndon Primary School

Visiting Thorndon Primary School, Dr Dan Poulter met with all of the pupils, from Reception through to Year 6, where he very much enjoyed talking to them about his work as an MP here in Suffolk, but also in Parliament.

All of the students were very keen to ask their questions and to find out more about how politics work, with many of the children itching to ask more than one question.

After a lengthy question and answer session, Dr Dan very much enjoyed a tour of the school, given by school council members – where he even met a snake in one of the classrooms!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mental Health: Assessment — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (22 Jan 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way; she is being very kind. In relation to getting a full picture of suicidality, there are sometimes protective factors that stop people wanting to take their own life. For example, they may have children. There may be other factors in their life that mean that they would not want to go through with the act of ending their life, even though they are having...

Mental Health: Assessment — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (22 Jan 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I am sympathetic to a number of the points the hon. Lady makes, although, for an experienced medical professional, one component of assessing somebody who is unwell is looking at how they appear, because that may be a symptom of distress, self-neglect or other issues, notwithstanding the points she has made. One of the challenges she raised is that of those patients with fluctuating...