Three-quarters (78%) of young people in the same survey said that they had had to manage their mental health on their own when they couldn’t find help elsewhere, but only 17% felt confident in their ability to manage their mental health by themselves.
The campaign so far
At the end of October, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP set out the Budget, detailing where the Government would invest money over the next few years. Despite calls from a coalition of charities and backing from thousands of people across the country, there was no funding allocated for early support for young people’s mental health.
The new Minister for Care and Mental Health, Gillian Keegan MP, went to an early support hub as her first visit as a Minister.
She visited an existing hub in Liverpool and spoke to young people about their experiences of using the service.
Thousands of you emailed your MP asking them to tell the Government to #FundTheHubs. This resulted in over 50 MPs taking an action for the campaign and getting early support hubs firmly on the government agenda.