Young people’s mental health matters…

Half of all lifetime cases of psychiatric disorders start by age 14 and three quarters by age 24. Some estimates suggest the majority start before age 18 See the Association for Young People’s Health  @AYPHcharity (more…)

Quarter of Girls at Depressed at 14

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14. Researchers from UCL Institute of Education and the University of Liverpool looked at information on more than 10,000 children born in 2000-01 who are taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study.  Based on the 14-year-olds reporting…Read moreRead more

1 in 4 Children Vulnerable to Social Isolation

About one in four children and young people are vulnerable to social exclusion as a result of disability, mental ill-health and other factors.  Analysis of figures by the Children’s Commissioner for England supports Children’s Quarter’s claim that a quarter of the next generation is being failed. The report by the independent watchdog set up to promote and protect the rights of…Read moreRead more

Self-harm is one of the top causes for hospital admission

Self harm is one of the top five causes for hospital admission:  that is at least 150,000 casualty attendees a year according to a report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  Between 1/4 and 1/3 of young women report self-harming between the ages 15-24. See this article in the Telegraph (more…)