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SANE comment on new study of the mental health of Generation Z
Added: 27th Jan 2021

Please find below comment from Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of the mental health charity SANE, on research by the Education Policy Institute and the Prince’s Trust, on the mental health of Generation Z:

“This study provides another indication of the impact and damage of the pandemic on the minds of young people. What is particularly worrying is the scale of the increase in mental ill-health when we were already facing a significant increase in self-harm, particularly amongst girls, before Covid-19 struck.

“SANE’s own experience is that when young people feel isolated they often turn to social media, which as the report indicates can subject them to constant competition and bullying.

“We urgently need to make child and adolescent mental health services more readily and rapidly available to meet what could be an epidemic of long-term mental illness.”

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