Research shows that 50% of mental health problems are established by the age of 14 and 75% are established by 24.
More than one in ten children aged 10-15 say they have no one to talk to or wouldn’t talk to anyone in school if they feel worried or sad.
Almost two thirds of children aged 8-11 say they feel stressed, sad or worried at least once a month. Over a third of parents of children aged 4-11 worry about their child’s mental health at least once a week.
Children & Young People’s Support Services:
- Child Line: 0800 1111
- Anna Freud Centre: Text ‘AFC’ to 85258
- The Mix: 0808 808 4994
- HOPElineUK: 0800 068 4141
- Switchboard: 0300 330 0630
Many services can be contacted by email or live chat – click the names to visit the websites.
If you or someone you know are in immediate danger please call 999.