young minds matter
One in 10 children have a diagnosable mental health problem.
A survey of 7,000 under-25s highlighted school pressure, body image and traumatic childhood experiences as common factors that can lead to poor mental health.
In 2015, there were 7,224 such incidents. In 2018, this doubled to 14,133.
One said Amazon's Alexa was calmer than a stressed parent.
"The root cause of so many of today’s social problems can be traced back to the very earliest years."
Children and young people with mental health conditions are being “failed” by the NHS.
Around one in nine children aged 10 to 15 years old said they “often” feel lonely.
"This story is about accepting yourself."
But the figures could be a sign of increased mental health awareness.
Local allotments will be open for families to visit this weekend.