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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Early help for children’s mental health: implications of the Children’s Commissioner’s report

Andy welcomes an increase in funding but highlights the wide variations in investment between local areas

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Can social media help young people’s emotional wellbeing?

Andy asks whether we are missing an important opportunity to use social media as an ally for young people's mental health

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Living with bipolar 1 disorder: Eleanor's story

Eleanor reflects on her diagnosis as a teenager and what has helped her to manage her mental health

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The children’s mental health survey and its implications

Lorraine takes a longer look at yesterday's children's prevalence survey and its key findings

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Children of the millennium

Behavioural problems are the most common form of child mental health difficulty, and can put children at risk of a lifetime of disadvantage

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