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The Tory government is ignoring young people's mental health

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01.08.2020

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It has been four months since our lives were turned upside down. Everyone across the UK has felt the effects of Covid-19 – some have experienced this cruel virus first-hand, others have been left heartbroken following the loss of those closest to them, and many more have had to contend with putting themselves in harm’s way to carry out their jobs for the good of the country.

The hidden effect of all of this is the strain that is being placed on everyone’s mental health. People are resilient, but there has been a lot of change to contend with in a very short space of time. Across the UK, not everyone has had the same support open to them – and that lies at the feet of the Tory government.

Visiting Tiger Bay Boxing Club in Cardiff yesterday, I was pleased to meet mental health trailblazers, focusing on training and mentorship as a route to........

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