Empowering Young PeopleDisrupting and Innovating Mental Health for Young People
1 in 3 adult mental health conditions relate directly to adverse childhood experiences
Childhood is the crucial time to intervene for a long-lasting impact
Kessler, R. (2010) ‘Childhood adversities & adult psychopathology in the WHO World Mental Health Surveys’ British Journal of Psychiatry 197(5): 378–385
Average maximum waiting time: for first appoint. with CAMHS is 6mths/nearly 10mths until treatment starts
Services need to be innovative: easily accessible for young people & parents
Frith, E. (2016) CentreForum Commission on Children and Young People’s Mental Health: State of the Nation
2015: suicide was the most common cause of death for both boys (17% of all deaths) & girls (11%) aged between 5 &19
This is simply not acceptable and the symptom of a crisis
Office for National Statistics
Half of all mental health problems manifest by the age of 14, with 75% by age 24
We can prevent this if we intervene in the right way
Kessler RC et al. (2005). ‘Lifetime Prevalence and Age-of-Onset Distributions of DSM-IV Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication’
A Society with Minimal Mental Health Disorders
A Society that can Manage their Mental HealthChildhood Anxiety, Depression & Self-harm Becomes Extinct
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