About the campaign
The Covid-19 pandemic is the biggest health crisis for generations. The measures that the Government has taken to limit the spread of the virus, including restrictions on movement and the closure of schools to most students, have been necessary to save lives.
However, what happens now will have a lasting impact on young people’s mental health, for years to come - whether that's because of traumatic experiences at home, the pressures of isolation, or a breakdown in the support that gives them hope.
Services are working hard to continue providing support for young people, but they’re under huge pressure, and we need to prepare for more young people needing support for their mental health as restrictions lift.
That’s why we’re calling on the Government to take urgent action to make sure that, as we emerge from this pandemic, all young people can get the help they need when they need it.
What we’re calling for
We are calling on the Government to:
- Ensure that all young people and families who need immediate mental health support can get it, to prevent the pandemic from having long-term consequences for young people’s mental health.
- Help schools and professionals to support young people with their mental health during and after the pandemic.
- Commit to introducing additional support for young people’s mental health beyond the pandemic to tackle the anticipated rise in mental health needs.
Did you know?
- 83% of young people have said the coronavirus pandemic has made their mental health worse
- A quarter of young people who were accessing mental health support before the crisis are no longer receiving it
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