Demanding actions on the epidemic of youth mental health in Barnsley

After learning that over 4,000 children requested assistance for mental health issues last year, a local member of parliament has urged the government to take action.

An NHS report states that in the past year, support services have contacted 4,140 individuals, most of whom were teens.

According to Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey’s school mental health report, all of the participating schools reported a rise in anxiety problems among staff and pupils as well as an increase in the number of mental health cases they had to handle.

“I’ve been advocating for an increase in mental health support for youth for the past six years,” he declared.

The next Labour government will provide the much-needed support to the people, rather than trying to hide the severity of the issue.

“To help people get back on their feet, we’ll roll out 8,500 mental health staff to cut wait times, put mental health hubs in every community, and support in every school.” Since 1858, we have been in the center of our community every single week. Since then, the town and its residents have seen significant change, but the Chronicle has remained steady.

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