children's mental health
"I was terrified. I thought people were going to tell me I was crazy."
'I felt like self-harming was what I wanted to do and had to do as there was nothing else I could do.'
Worryingly, 183 referrals are made every school day and most come from primary schools.
Tinkering around the edges will not tackle the issues young people face
With such a rapid rise in demand for mental health services, it’s urgent we understand the causes of poor mental health
Kids Struggling With Mental Health Told By GPs To 'Pretend Things Are Worse Than They Are' To Access Treatment
'We all need to act now and to act together. If we do not, we risk letting down children.'
'We know from parents how overwhelming it can be.'
'It rocks your self-esteem and embeds a message that you, and your body, are not good enough.'
Campaigners say it's nowhere near enough.
'My son has night terrors which leave him paralysed.'