Are our children and young people really increasing experiencing mental health difficulties?

The evidence for a real upswing in the incidence of distress in our young is building:

  • One in eight (12.8%) 5 to 19 year olds had at least one mental disorder
  • Specific mental disorders were grouped into four broad categories: emotional, behavioural, hyperactivity and other less common disorders. Emotional disorders were the most prevalent type of disorder experienced by 5 to 19 year olds in 2017 (8.1%)

(NHS Digital; Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2017)

Action may be taken by the family, or others around our children, and responsibility also lies with schools, as well as healthcare providors.

For families, teachers and other supporters, you can:

For schools and other organisations, you can:

For plans, policies and audit consultancy services, please contact as a first step.