2 October 2020 – today’s press release

New stats demand wellbeing be addressed at heart of Government

The 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.

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One Comment

  • Peter Hirst 3rd Oct '20 - 3:07pm

    Wellbeing is certainly rising up the political agenda. As well as physical, mental and emotional health we need to consider if all these have a common factor. Religious beliefs used to help people cope with their lives; is it time for a more spiritual approach?

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