Today, the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition publishes its manifesto calling on all political parties to prioritise the mental health of children and young people this General Election.
A Manifesto to Promote Children and Young People’s Mental Health outlines a range of measures to promote and improve the mental health of our young people.
We are asking the next government to:
- Take a cross-departmental approach to children and young people’s mental health.
- Ensure the voice of children and young people at the heart of the Government’s wider social agenda.
- Ensure parents and carers have access to the advice and support to enable them to maintain good mental health, relationships at home, and their children’s wellbeing.
- Invest in evidence-based early intervention initiatives that meet the rights of all young people to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, supporting timely, age-appropriate, community-based services.
- Create a whole school, college and university culture that promotes positive mental health and wellbeing for both pupils and staff.
- Develop an overarching infant, children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing workforce plan to include the roles of all those working with infants, children and young people and their families, including the roles of parents/carers and peer support workers.
Read our Manifesto for our full recommendations.