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Youth mental health: is the government doing enough?

Apr 2nd, 2015 by

Young people struggle to find help with mental health problems – there is a lack of understanding and funding, they say

In our “Virgin voters” series, we listen to what young people and first-time voters have to say about the election issues that matter most to them. This week’s budget included an extra £1.25bn to be spent on mental health services over the next five years to help young people – as previously announced by Nick Clegg. So today we focus on mental health.

The Lib Dems are taking a strong stance on mental health services – that has definitely swayed my vote

I’ve encountered 30 doctors and have only felt properly understood by one

There should be a nationalised response to mental health within universities and colleges

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