Children’s mental health week

by Antonia

Thoughts from my wave length

This week is the UK’s first children’s mental health week. Statistics suggest 1 in 4 people have mental health issues of some sort.

According to the Mental Health Foundation:

One in ten children between the ages of one and 15 has a mental health disorder. (The Office for National Statistics Mental health in children and young people in Great Britain, 2005)

1 in 10- that’s 3 children in your average class. That’s 3 too many.
It’s not hard to see where these might creep from and they don’t go away- they creep into adolescence and then adulthood. It isn’t a passing phase.

Some might say kids have it easy these days. I’m sure they do in some respects. Their risk of disease and illness and significantly reduced even compared to their 20th century counterparts. They are spared the back breaking roles in the workplace these days and no longer have…

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