Kate Green – 2021 Comments on Mental Health Issues Amongst Children

The comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, on 9 April 2021.

The pressure the Conservatives are putting on children to ‘catch-up’ academically ignores the crucial role mental health and wellbeing play in children’s learning and development.

The pandemic has exacerbated a decade of Conservative failure, with more families struggling to pay the bills and living in insecure housing, while specialist mental health support has been cut.

Labour’s Bright Future Taskforce would put wellbeing at the heart of a national strategy to ensure every child recovers from the pandemic and is supported to reach their full potential.