Responding to the 'Lockdown Lowdown' survey of 2,500 young people, conducted by The Scottish Youth Parliament, YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot, which found that half of respondents were concerned about exams and two fifths were concerned about wellbeing and their future, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:
"The pandemic and the lockdown have put many people's plans on hold and made the future more uncertain and that's naturally a very worrying thing.
"Everyone is concerned about their families, their health and how to contribute to the national effort without passing on the virus. It's important to know you're playing your part and protecting others just by staying home.
"One of the best things you can do is check in on your nearest and dearest and just give someone a ring if you know they're on their own or struggling. If you're feeling isolated there are always places to turn and the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) has lots of info on where to get advice."