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Mental Health and Suicide: Young People

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 49127, tabled on 14 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of the covid-19 outbreak and associated lockdowns on the (a) mental health and (b) suicide rates of young people.

Answered on

11 October 2021

We continually monitor the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had on the mental health of children and young people as new evidence becomes available.

There has been no rise in the number of registered suicides in England in 2020 compared to previous years, including amongst under 25 year olds, based on the latest available data. However, it remains too early to understand the full long-term impact of the pandemic on mental health and suicide rates among young people.