Mental health crisis: Conservative Government have dropped the ball

29 Nov 2022


Responding to NHS data showing that the number of young people aged between 17 and 19  with a probable mental health disorder has risen from 1 in 6 to 1 in 4, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson, Munira Wilson MP, said: 

“These shocking figures show a tidal wave of mental ill health following the pandemic and confirm what young people, parents and teachers have been telling us for months. The mental health crisis facing young people is no longer looming - it is here.

“The Conservative Government dropped the ball on children’s wellbeing, not only throughout the pandemic, but also by failing to recognise the rising pressures our young people are under.

“The Education Secretary must work urgently to ensure there is a mental health practitioner in every school to give every child the access to mental health support they need.”


Notes to Editor:

1. Link to NHS data released today, 29 November




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