We urgently need the Government to support young people through this crisis
Many of us are taking one day at a time, trying to get through the biggest health crisis that we’ve ever faced. But what happens now will have a lasting impact on young people’s mental health.
More than 8 out of 10 young people have told us the coronavirus pandemic has made their mental health worse and are worried about what the future will bring.
That’s why we have launched a petition calling on the Government to look #BeyondTomorrow and 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.
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