A third of teenagers need help with their mental health

A third of teenagers need help with their mental health

Calls for more help after a report finds a third are suffering at school

A survey of 5,000 secondary school pupils in the UK has found that a third (33%) reported experiencing mental health problems.

Issues reported include feelings of depression, disturbed sleep, an inability to shake negative feelings and difficulty focusing their minds.

Calls are now growing for more to be done.

Action for children are behind the study.

Julie Bentley speaks for them. She has told Radio News Hub that things must improve:

"We are supporting those children and young people who identify as having mental health problems to help them deal with those issues. It's important that they receive help so they can get on with their lives"

She is also calling on the Government to do more too. 

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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