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Kids Matter

Learn what we are doing to let children & young adults  know they matter

As numbers continue to rise with children & young adults effected everyday by mental health world wide, we have decided to do our part in helping create brighter futures.

Young Minds UK

The No 1 leading children's UK charity

We have teamed up with Young Minds UK, the UK's leading mental health charity for children.

Not only are we be focused on raising money to help fund the campaigns and positive steps Young Minds UK have in place to support children's mental health but we will also involve ourselves in their campaigns, event's and message.

Where your donations will go

The money raised will go towards YoungMinds Fund The Hub campaign as to where YoungMinds are calling for a network of early support hubs across the country, which would provide young people somewhere to go when they first start to struggle with their mental health. Currently the waitlist for children to be seen on the NHS is 2 years and with rising numbers of child suicide these hubs could not be anymore curtail. To learn more about Fund The Hub Campaign click HERE

To learn more about Young Minds UK click HERE

or to donate go HERE

Kids Mental Health Statistics

  • One in six children aged five to 16 were identified as having a probable mental health problem in July 2020, a huge increase from one in nine in 2017. That’s five children in every classroom.

  • The number of A&E attendances by young people aged 18 or under with a recorded diagnosis of a psychiatric condition more than tripled between 2010 and 2018-19.

  • 80% of young people with mental health needs agreed that the coronavirus pandemic had made their mental health worse.

  • In 2018-19, 24% of 17-year-olds reported having self-harmed in the previous year, and seven per cent reported having self-harmed with suicidal intent at some point in their lives. 16% reported high levels of psychological distress.

  • Suicide was the leading cause of death for males and females aged between five to 34 in 2019.

  • Nearly half of 17-19 year-olds with a diagnosable mental health disorder has self-harmed or attempted suicide at some point, rising to 52.7% for young women.

  • One-third of mental health problems in adulthood are directly connected to an adverse childhood experience (ACE) 

  • Adults who experienced four or more adversities in their childhood are four times more likely to have low levels of mental wellbeing and life satisfaction

  • Just over one in three children and young people with a diagnosable mental health condition get access to NHS care and treatment

  • In a YoungMinds survey, three-quarters (76%) of parents said that their child's mental health had deteriorated while waiting for support from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

  • In a YoungMinds commissioned survey by Censuswide, two-thirds (67%) of young people said they would prefer to be able to access mental health support without going to see their GP but nearly half (47%) said they didn't know how else to access this help 

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