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Mental health report: early intervention is key

Half of all mental health conditions start before age 14

By Barbara Keeley   November 2019

Photo: Prince Harry visits YMCA South Ealing in west London to hear about its work on mental health

NHS statistics show that more children than ever before are developing mental health conditions, but this rise comes at a time when accessing services has become increasingly difficult for young people. All too often, mental health services are leaving children without support and their families fighting to get help.

Despite being one of the richest countries in the world, research from Warwick Medical School has found that our children’s mental health…

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