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Increased funding/support to Children and Young People's mental health services.

Submitted by Kelly Smyth on Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Published on Tuesday 10th November 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 10th May 2021

Current Signatures: 399
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Access ~ Children ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ health crisis ~ Lockdown ~ lockdown measures ~ measures ~ month ~ Schools ~ UK ~ Young people

Petition Action

Increased funding/support to Children and Young People's mental health services.

Petition Details

Schools and professional services should be given the funding and resources needed to help aid the young people’s mental health crisis. More programs that are specific for young people with mental health difficulties should be accessible and easy to use, without long delays and waiting times.

Additional Information

Young people aged 13+ only have access to a limited number of resources for mental wellbeing support, this has led to a 12 month+ waiting period across the UK for children and young people. COVID-19 and lockdown measures have contributed to anxiety and depression in teenagers rising significantly, when care should be accessible to them sooner. My aim is to reduce the waiting period for these young people, give them the help and support required and prevent further detrimental actions occurring.


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