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.

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The government needs to think and spend big on children’s mental health

Cllr Elaine Hills

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.