Mental Health in Children: Almost all schools (92%) reported having an ethos or environment that promoted mutual care and concern amongst staff and pupils and the majority (64%) felt the promotion of positive mental health and well-being was integrated into the school day. Most schools claim to have provision of a broad range of specific and wider mental health teaching and support activities.
The department for education survey also reported that most schools claimed to have provision of a broad range of specific and wider mental health teaching and support activities.
Here are some interesting facts about the state of anxiety in children and teenagers in the UK today.
- Since the 1970s, CBT has been the most popular method of treatment offered for anxiety.
- Psychological therapies will normally be offered for 2-3 months and if unresponsive, medication may be offered.
- For those aged 12-18, Fluxotine may be offered.
- Anxiety tends to run in families but can also be triggered by things life bullying, big life events, or family problems.
- Children with severe anxiety are likely to be referred to CAMHS.
- 75% of mental illness develops by the age of 17.
- Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems in young people and often occur together.
- 3% of 16-19 year olds have suffered with anxiety.
- Untreated anxiety can impact employment, income and relationship stability.
- School learning, stress tolerance, confidence, motivation, personal relationships will be adversely affected.