LGA responds to EPI and The Prince’s Trust report on young people’s mental health and wellbeing

“Mental health needs to be at heart of a holistic approach to overall health and wellbeing, which includes access to parks and green spaces, meeting housing needs and providing learning and training opportunities.”


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Responding to a report by the Education Policy Institute and The Prince’s Trust on the mental health and wellbeing of ‘Generation Z’, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

“Coronavirus has seriously impacted the mental health and wellbeing of many children and young people, as this report highlights, while demand for support and treatment continues to grow.

“Delays in receiving these services can lead to issues for children and young people becoming more serious, with the risk that they will need long-term support.

“Councils have a vital role in helping everyone with their mental health and it is vital that early intervention and prevention services are able to help children avoid reaching crisis point in the first place.

“Mental health needs to be at heart of a holistic approach to overall health and wellbeing, which includes access to parks and green spaces, meeting housing needs and providing learning and training opportunities.”