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Cathy Creswell: The government has failed children and young people in this pandemic

Professory Cathy Creswell was interviewed by the Guardian in November 2020. In the interview, she talked about the recent findings from the Co-SPACE study and stressed that creative thinking is urgently needed to protect children and young people’s mental health at this critical time.

“The primary focus of the government’s approach to the pandemic has been about restricting the spread of the virus and thinking about the immediate economy,” says Creswell, who is leading the Co-Space study, which is researching how families are coping during the pandemic and what parents can do to help support their children’s mental health. “They didn’t think about the broader impact those measures are having – particularly the longer-term impacts which will be particularly relevant to younger generations.”

Read the full interview here.