Figures Show Mental Health Treatment For Under 11s Has Jumped Dramatically

Figures Show Mental Health Treatment For Under 11s Has Jumped Dramatically

There has been a sharp rise in the number of children under 11 referred for mental health treatment by schools in the last four years, figures show.

The figures were obtained by children's charity the NSPCC, through Freedom of Information requests put to NHS Foundation Trusts throughout the country.

Shockingly, 56 per cent of the referrals came in when the children were going through primary school.

In the North, some 10,051 referrals were made in the last year, up from 7,352 in 2014 and the equivalent of 53 every school day last year.

We spend a third of our lives at work (World Health Organisation) and mental ill health is thought to be responsible for 91 million lost working days each year, more than for any other illness (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service).

Alongside its continued levels of support, the Cardiff-based sixth form college is offering up advice and aid for its students through its "Worry Less" campaign which was introduced earlier this year and has been running continuously in the lead up to Mental Health Awareness Week beginning on May 14.

"It is vital that Government urgently provides more funding to Childline and help children who don't have access to support elsewhere".

"The other concern is about what support those children can then get if they have been turned down by Camhs".

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NSPCC policy officer Alana Ryan told the Guardian: "It is worrying there are so many children being deemed as needing some kind of mental health support and whether or not that is mental health support that meets the clinical support threshold, it's still a need".

The National Association for Mental Health began the nationwide observance in 1949 to bring awareness to mental health issues and dispel some of the myths around the condition.

She encouraged people to use the awareness week "to look at what it is in their life that makes them feel overwhelmed" and how they manage stress.

It's clear we have some way to go before the majority of workplaces achieve parity of esteem in the attention that good mental health receives compared with physical health, and the confidence and openness with which this aspect of health is treated. "We're looking forward to supporting this internally and externally".

That's why the NSPCC are now calling for a broader range of support for children's mental health needs.

Around a sixth of people (16 per cent), meanwhile, said they had self-harmed as a result of stress.

Jonny Benjamin, mental health campaigner behind the Channel 4 documentary Stranger on the Bridge, and who also had Alfie's diagnosis, has advised on Alfie's story which began with the struggling teen experiencing feelings of anxiety and paranoia, leading to him hearing a voice inside his head.

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