Children & families

1 in 5 children experience a mental health problem at some point during childhood, but many do not get effective, timely support. Take a look at how we're working to change this


Fact sheet: Children and young people's mental health

Key stats and facts about children and young people's mental health in one handy fact sheet.

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Child behavioural issues

Around 5% of children have conduct disorder. Parenting programmes are really effective at helping these families to improve their lives and futures.

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Investing in children's mental health

A wide range of interventions improve children's mental health but also lead to substantial economic benefits.

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Mental health among children and young people

How common are mental health problems in children?

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The decade of delay

Children face an average 10-year wait between experiencing symptoms and receiving help.

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How mental health can be affected at various stages of development

The different mental health challenges faced by children at different ages.

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Youth justice

Children who end up in custody have multiple needs, many of which go unrecognised and unmet. We've developed a new approach to fix this.

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Mental health during and after pregnancy

Perinatal mental health problems have a long-term cost of £8.1 billion for each year of births in the UK.

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The economic case for treating childhood behavioural problems

The benefits of tested interventions far outweigh the costs and have a life-long impact on the children, families and society.

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