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New stats demand wellbeing be addressed at heart of Government

October 3, 2020 8:32 AM

Munira WilsonThe Liberal Democrats have called for the appointment of a Minister for Wellbeing and new wellbeing assessments to make sure laws "empower people to live healthier lives."

The call comes in response to new statistics which reveal increasing anxiety and depression among young women aged 16 to 24 years while only half of young people said they were satisfied with their health.

Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Munira Wilson said:

The impact of poor and overcrowded housing, insecure employment and our broken welfare system on the mental health and wellbeing of young people is blindingly clear.

People deserve better. When we think about the future, it's clear that going 'back to normal' is not an option. It is time to re-boot and re-think the way we live our lives.

Wellbeing must be a priority. That starts by appointing a Minister for Wellbeing to Cabinet and introducing wellbeing assessments to make sure new laws empower people to live healthier lives.