Covid-19 Response

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:57 pm on 2nd June 2020.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North 12:57 pm, 2nd June 2020

The pandemic has exacerbated mental health conditions and made it harder for people to access appropriate mental health services in many cases. This morning, I received an email from a constituent whose child has a severe psychiatric condition exacerbated by covid. The child has been in our local hospital for six weeks waiting for a specialist bed and is now hoping that there might be a bed in Birmingham—they are in north Paddington. What can the Secretary of State do to make sure that such urgent mental health conditions are responded to?