Let’s Bring Radical Change to Children and Young People’s Mental Health | Cynthia Joyce

It is a worry to read that one in 10 young people aged 5-16 have been diagnosed with a mental illness. Although the fact that they have been assessed is welcome, as many don’t get the help they need.

This article seeks to bring to a head the debate over mental illness in the young and with this being children’s mental health week, there is no better time.

I was pleased this week when a letter came home from my daughters school, asking if her class could be involved in a study with a local university. They wanted to take a few lessons and ask questions about how kids felt. They want to use the data to lead research into anxiety in the young.

I know some might find that intrusive, but I think it will really help kids in the future.

via Let’s Bring Radical Change to Children and Young People’s Mental Health | Cynthia Joyce.

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