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


Key stats and facts about children and young people's mental health in one handy fact sheet.
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Children face an average 10-year wait between experiencing symptoms and receiving help.
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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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A wide range of interventions improve children's mental health but also lead to substantial economic benefits.
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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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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 benefits of tested interventions far outweigh the costs and have a life-long impact on the children, families and society.
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