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Wise Up ! Fund Children & Young People's Mental Health Services

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The imminent return of Stormont brings a renewed opportunity for positive change.
Young people are grappling with significant mental health problems in Northern Ireland. Our community has long struggled with the stark reality that less than 8% of the overall budget for mental health services is allocated to children and young people’s mental health services, resulting in limited access to essential mental health support.
We urge all MLA's to take immediate action by:
1. Advocating for increased funding: We urge all MLA's to champion the cause of our children and young people by pushing for and delivering a substantial increase in funding for children and young people’s mental health services.
2. Raise Awareness: We ask that all MLA's use their influence and position to shed light on the inadequate funding allocated to children and young people’s mental health services, emphasising the need to prioritise and protect children and young people’s mental health.
Securing funding for the successful implementation of the Mental Health Strategy should be among the top priorities for the new Executive, considering the disappointingly slow progress made to date, we urge everyone to support our call and sign this petition.

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With less than 8% of the total budget for mental health services allocated to children and young people, our children and young people experience insufficient mental health support.

Thank you for your support, MindWise from Bt9 5nw
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