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.