Mental Health can affect anyone!

World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10th every year and is the day we can all show our support for our own and others mental health and emotional well-being.

Below are some national statistics regarding Children and Young People's Mental Health;

  • 8.6% of children and young people aged between 5-16 have a mental disorder.
  • 7.7% of children and young people aged between 5-10 have a mental disorder.
  • 11.4% of children and young people aged between 11-16 have a mental disorder.
  • In an average school class of 30 children, 3 will have a diagnosable mental disorder.
  • More than half of all adults with mental health problems were diagnosed in childhood but less than half were treated appropriately at the time.
  • 95% of imprisoned young offenders have a mental health disorder.

All of above statistics come from National Studies.

Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director at NHS England, said;

“NHS services for children and young people are expanding at their fastest rate in a decade. This year the NHS will treat an additional 30,000 children and young people, supported by an additional £280 million of funding. The report demonstrates how critical it is that all services – schools, youth services as well as the NHS – play their part in spotting problems early, and offering solutions.”

The Link are already helping to plug this gap but we need your  help to support us in doing this and to help us reduce our waiting lists!

IF YOU WANT TO HELP EITHER BY VOLUNTEERING OR HELPING US FINANCIALLY TO TAKE A CHILD OFF OUR WAITING LIST PLEASE CONTACT US!- 01642 505580 OR [email protected]