Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives.
Alarmingly, however, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.
The emotional well being of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.
Below are a list of websites which provide invaluable advice for anyone concerned about mental health.
Young Minds – Parents Guide to Support
Children’s Society – Young People’s Mental Health
Young Minds – Transitional Tips
Sleep Scotland – Sleeping Tips
Parents Protect – If Your Child Gets Into Trouble Online
The Children’s Society – Alcoholism & Family Members
Mental Health – Children & Young People