This week I joined MPs from across the North East to call on the Government to help vulnerable children – by increasing funding to the NSPCC’s Childline service.
Figures show that Childline counsellors had to alert emergency services on average six times a day about children who were talking about suicide in 2015/16.
Services such as this are now on the front line of mental health support for young people. However, increased demand for support is placing the system under real pressure.
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