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.theguardian - 27 days ago

Lynne Neagle: ‘Building resilience in young people is vital’

The chair of the Welsh assembly’s young people committee, is calling for urgent action to increase support for children’s mental healthLynne Neagle is a Welsh politician who by her own account is “like a terrier” when it comes to following things through. In her sights is the rising tide of emotional and mental distress among children and young people.Neagle, who has served on the National Assembly for Wales as the Labour member for Torfaen since devolution in 1999, says it’s high time for a “step-change” of approach in Wales. As chair of the cross-party children, young people and education committee, she wants the Welsh government to make the emotional and mental wellbeing and resilience of children and young people a national priority. And she is adamant that “this has got to be sorted out now”. Continue reading...

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