Children’s mental health matters, which is why Children’s Mental Health Week (5-11 February) is such an important time for young people across the UK.
Right now, there are more than a million young people referred by doctors and other professionals to mental health services each year, with many waiting a long time to get support.
There are lots of pressures in the world right now and many of them are unique to children, like growing up in the aftermath of a global pandemic.
“We know that having people around us that we can talk to can make a difference to our mental health,” says YoungMinds. “We also know that the more supportive schools are, the more children and young people can thrive.”