Mental Health in Children and Young People


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Child mental health is a sensitive issue, but this does not mean it is something we should shy away from discussing. With The Mental Health Foundation now reporting that 1 in 10 children suffer from mental health problems, it is important that we tackle the stigma attached to mental health problems, and help ensure the mental wellbeing of our children.

Reports also indicate that 70{53c30c787fb1cb3d627f2b74e89bbb8bdc7d8b3a30d5bb462f5afefa0f154f79} of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health.

Things that can help keep children and young people mentally well include:

 Other factors are also important, including:

 Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

Organisations that can help

The Mental Health Foundation have a survey that help determine your levels of positive mental health – the ability to cope with everyday life compared to the national average. You can take the survey here.

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