Mental Health Services: Young People - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:29 pm on 24th September 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Massey of Darwen Baroness Massey of Darwen Labour 12:29 pm, 24th September 2020

I thank the Minister for his response. Is he aware of the demands of professionals, parents and children themselves to prioritise mental health services? What he says is good, but is it enough? Some 80% of young people say that their mental health has become worse during the Covid pandemic. Will the Government urgently expand services for young people through increased counselling in schools and community services? Otherwise, the human and financial costs will be enormous.