Topic: Children

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.

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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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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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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Missed opportunities

We reviewed recent evidence about children’s mental health, and found that children wait on average 10 years before receiving help.

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Children of the new century: the mental health of 11-year-olds

Our new report highlights the urgent need for investment in our children’s mental health.

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Children of the new century

The mental health findings of the Millennium Cohort study of 11-year-olds across the UK.

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Mental health during and after pregnancy

Perinatal mental health problems affect around one in five mothers. Learn more about what we’re doing and what still needs to change.

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Investing in children’s mental health

Investing in children’s mental health services will bring a lifetime of benefits to young people, their families, communities and the economy as a whole.

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The lifetime costs of ADHD

The high costs of ADHD support an economic case for early intervention. But despite most families seeking help, only a minority of children receive the appropriate treatment.

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