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In Numbers: Mental Health in Children & Young People

Joseph Sparks

17th January 2017

The following statistics were published by Young Minds and highlight some of the issues surrounding mental health in children and young people.


95% Of young offenders in prison have a mental health disorder.


There has been a 68% increase in the number of young people being admitted to hospital as a result of self-half in the last ten years.


50% of adults with mental health problems were diagnosed with children.


There are 80,000 children who are diagnosed with severe depression in the UK.

1 in 10

One in ten children between 5-16 suffers from a diagnosable mental health condition.

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Joseph Sparks

Joseph is a Subject Advisor for Psychology at tutor2u. He is an experienced Psychology & Music Teacher, Writer, Examiner and Presenter. He is currently completing a Professional Doctorate in Education and is passionate about the impact of technology on teaching and learning.

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