YMCA responds to government proposals on children and young people’s mental health

Today, the government has published proposals to improve mental health support for children and young people in England. Responding to the proposals, Denise Hatton, Chief Executive for YMCA England & Wales, said: “The release of the government’s Green Paper on children and young people’s mental health is positive news for an area crying out for…

YMCA responds to Youth Select Committee report on body image

Today, the British Youth Council’s Select Committee launched its ‘A Body Confident Future’ report at an event in Parliament urging the Government to recognise the seriousness of body image fears. As part of the evidence gathering for the report, the committee heard from expert witnesses, including bloggers, social-media companies, teachers and mental-health professionals, how body…