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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.

  1. Since the 1970s, CBT has been the most popular method of treatment offered for anxiety.
  2. Psychological therapies will normally be offered for 2-3 months and if unresponsive, medication may be offered.
  3. For those aged 12-18, Fluxotine may be offered.
  4. Anxiety tends to run in families but can also be triggered by things life bullying, big life events, or family problems.
  5. Children with severe anxiety are likely to be referred to CAMHS.
  6. 75% of mental illness develops by the age of 17.
  7. Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems in young people and often occur together.
  8. 3% of 16-19 year olds have suffered with anxiety.
  9. Untreated anxiety can impact employment, income and relationship stability.
  10. School learning, stress tolerance, confidence, motivation, personal relationships will be adversely affected.

 

Reference:

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/get-help/anxiety-information/young-people-and-anxiety/

https://www.moodcafe.co.uk/media/19579/cyp_parents_1_2_web.pdf

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/parents-and-young-people/information-for-parents-and-carers/worries-and-anxieties—helping-children-to-cope-for-parents-and-carers

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