Phrases such as “lost generation” and “catch up” are “hugely potentially damaging to young people”, the government’s youth mental health ambassador has said.
Dr Alex George, an A&E doctor and ex-Love Island contestant, told the Education Committee inquiry into children’s mental health it is important to “steer away from that language”.
Responding to a point made by Conservative MP Tom Hunt, he said there was a “lot of concern” among over what they saw in the media and social media.
The committee chair Robert Halfon said it was a “lesson for all, and me particularly”.
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