Children are facing mental health issues without the support they need

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Anxiety can be terrifying for children. They might not know why they feel like they do - or how to explain it to an adult.

But when we believe in children and empower them with the right support, they can tackle mental health issues like anxiety.

The issue

One in eight children in England have a mental health condition, as found by an NHS survey. The number of 5-15 year olds experiencing mental health issues including anxiety and depression has increased by 48% – from 3.9% in 2004 to 5.8% in 2017.

How our services help young people

Our mental health services work with more than 40,000 children, parents and carers. We have services providing mental health support to children and young people across the UK. 

We also campaign for change. Read our report on addressing the crisis in children and young people’s mental health.

To young people with anxiety, the support from our project workers is the difference between hopeful and hopeless.

Young people like Shannon and Aamira have shared their stories to show how far they've come - read about their experiences below.

Show you believe

  • Understanding anxiety

    Helpful information and support tips from our practitioners

  • Get help

    Where to get support for yourself or someone else

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