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.

Our new report highlights the urgent need for investment in our children's mental health.
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The mental health findings of the Millennium Cohort study of 11-year-olds across 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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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 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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The Committee’s report finds “serious and deeply ingrained problems with the commissioning and provision of children’s and adolescents’ mental health services” at all levels.
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Wanting the best for my children looks at the experiences of parents and how systems might work better to support families managing early behavioural difficulties.
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Parenting programmes more than pay for themselves through future savings in public spending, spread across a range of budgets including education, health, social care and criminal justice.
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These briefings set out what childhood behavioural problems are, how to recognise the signs, what can be done, how to engage parents and the referral process.
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Parenting interventions can dramatically improve children's futures but they must be made widely available, delivered well and targeted at the children who need them most, according to a report from Centre for Mental Health.
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