Mental health stigma persists and continues throughout people’s lives. If children are to cope with the scarring of the past year and the extra mental demands of living in a post-Covid society, we must talk about mental health more so they find it as easy as talking about their physical health, and embed that approach into society.
Author: Cllr Elaine Hills
Elaine Hills is a Green Party councillor in Brighton and Hove. She is deputy chair of the council’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee; chair of the Corporate Parenting Board; and a member of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee.