Missed opportunities: A review of recent evidence into children and young people’s mental health

Centre for Mental Health, June 2016

This report finds that mental health problems are common among young people (affecting one in ten, or an average three in every classroom), but that awareness is poor and most attempts by parents to get help are unsuccessful.

Providing a comprehensive overview of mental health from ages 0-25, the report highlights that there is an average delay of a decade in children receiving help. This decade of delay sees their problems multiply and get progressively worse, eventually escalating into a crisis. Moreover, whilst three-quarters of parents whose children are experiencing mental ill-health seek help, only one-quarter of children receive any support.

Click here to read the full report.

Click here to read the executive summary.

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