First published in Guardian There is a statistic often quoted by children’s mental health campaigners: 10% of children and young people (aged five to 16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental health problem. It comes from a 2004 report from
First published in sp!ked It was World Mental Health Day earlier this week. To mark the occasion, the London Eye was lit up in purple, as part of a global campaign set up in the memory of Amanda Todd, a
First published in sp!ked Last Sunday was Father’s Day in the UK, and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, took a break from celebrating the joys of family life to warn us about the state of our children’s mental health.
“That’s mad!” I thought as I read Future in Mind, a report published by the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce. Set up by the last government’s Minister of State for Care and Support, Norman Lamb, its