Poor Mental Health: The links between child poverty and mental health problems

The Children’s Society, March 2016

There is a wide variety of evidence to show that children who live in poverty are exposed to a range of risks that can have a serious impact on their mental health, including debt, poor housing and low income.

This research finds that only 1 in 10 mental health trusts see children in poverty as a priority group for access to mental health services.  The report sets out a number of areas for further exploration, and makes recommendations for the government to better address the mental health needs of children and young people living in poverty.

Click here to read the report.

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