Thursday 22 October 2020 / 4:22 PM Mental Health / Rosena Allin-Khan

NHS Digital report on mental health of children and young people – Allin-Khan responds

Rosena Allin-Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Mental Health Minister, commenting on NHS Digital’s report on the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, said:

“Covid-19 is clearly having a negative impact on the wellbeing of children and young people, with the impact being felt even more by those with an existing mental health problem.

“The relationship between financial security and probable mental illness is undeniable in this report. This inequality is well documented, but successive Conservative governments have failed to address it, leaving less well-off children to fall through the cracks.

“If the Government continues to fail our children, the consequences will be felt for a generation.”