Today in the chamber, Munira called on Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, to address the growing mental health crisis young people are facing across the country.
With schools being closed and young people unable to socialise face-to-face, many are feeling anxious and isolated. Munira called on Matt Hancock to put plans in place to tackle the impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health.
Following the exchange, Munira said:
“Children and young people’s mental health must become a priority for this Government. I am disappointed the Secretary of State did not agree to putting a plan in place across the Government to tackle the impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health.
I will continue to push for this and ensure that young people are not overlooked. 1 in 6 young people now face a probably mental health condition. Without urgent intervention, these figures can only get worse.”