According to new research from three major mental health organisations – Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, Mind and YoungMinds Young people don’t think politicians care about their mental health. Voters think politicians have not done enough to tackle this issue.

Less than half of young people (43%) say the main political parties running for the next election care about their mental health1. And nearly three in five adults (59%) say that politicians have not done enough on this issue over the last decade and less than a quarter of voters (23%) think it will be prioritised in this election.

The charities say the findings should serve as a wake-up call for politicians on the need for mental health to be a priority this election and for the next government. They add that there are very clear solutions that should be taken forward.