A double dose of interviews

Two interviews today! First up was by Yoosk – a site where you can ask MPs questions – any questions you like. Usually I answer by email – but this time they came to film the answers to six new questions. Yoosk does more than just post questions and answers – people get to rate your answers for things like honesty, clarity and so on

Second interview was with Victoria Hollingsworth – both to for her thesis but probably also for Woman’s Hour or such – about the provision of mental health services for young people. There is much to be said – but the key issue is there is a black hole that young people fall into between 18 and 25, when they are so very vulnerable – and provision and transition just stop. The Government keeps saying it is increasing this and providing that – but the facts on the ground don’t match the rhetoric. Anyway – hopefully it will air on the radio – as it is a really important issue and not one that gets nearly enough airtime.