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A six fold increase in CYP suffering from mental health conditions

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24th Sep 2018

A new report co written by Dougal Hargreaves, reports a six fold increase in how many children and young people in England reported having a long-standing mental health condition between 1995 and 2014 (from 0.8% to 4.8%).

The data was based on 140,830 participants aged between 4 and 24, across 36 national surveys in England, Scotland and Wales.

The report discusses reasons for this increase, and although some of it can be put down to more awareness and the confidence to talk about mental health then there are other reasons for this increase. Other reasons that are cited are social media, cyberbullying and school and exam pressure.

To download the full report click on the folder. To read the co- author’s blog click on the link.

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