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Half a million children not seeking help for mental health issues

Half a million children not seeking help for mental health issues

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The Children’s Societyhas published the results of its annual household survey of 10 to 17-year olds in England, Scotland and Wales which indicates that almost half a million children who are worried about their feelings or behaviour are not asking for help. The survey sought to determine whether children had ever been worried about their feelings and behaviour and, if so, where they had asked for help. 58% of respondents said that they had asked for help because they were worried about their feelings whilst 8% responded that they had not sought help even though they did have worries. The research also showed that 77% of those surveyed said they had approached close family asking for help, 38% had sought help from friends and 36% sought help from an adult at school such as a teacher. 

The full findings can be found here.                                 

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