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Calls for mental health summit to take stock of pressure the country's youth face

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 26 Jan 2022, 8:14am
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

Calls for mental health summit to take stock of pressure the country's youth face

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 26 Jan 2022, 8:14am

Fears the pandemic is causing mental distress to escalate amongst teenagers.  

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey is calling for a mental health summit to take stock of the pressure the country's youth are under. 

He told Tim Dower they're starting to see the early warning signs - and that should be triggering alarm bells nationwide. 

“I think when you look at the restrictions our young people face, the inability to meet their friends and their peers or maybe go to school, I think what we’re seeing is it’s starting to tick up in areas like anxiety and depression.”  

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