Key Messages from KDA Falling suicide rates Prevalence of psychiatric disorders: 12.6% (M) 10.3% (F) up to 15 years Very high rates of psychiatric disorders among looked after children Higher risks for those in poverty and some ethnic groups Gender differences: more girls feeling anxious
Emotional Wellbeing Girls (especially older) report more lower life satisfaction and symptoms indicating higher levels of day to day stress (HSBC England 2011) Around 30% of young people report regularly feel low, sad or down. (HSBC England 2011) Past 3 years declining levels of general well-being amongst 16-25 year olds (Princes Trust Macquarie Youth Index ) Almost half of young people not in work say unemployment has caused problems including self harm, insomnia, self loathing and panic attacks (Princes Trust Macquarie Youth Index)
What young people say they want Non-stigmatising, young people friendly services Easy to access – self referral Confidential Age appropriate Holistic
Current Policy responses Mental Health Strategy Extension of IAPT to CYP Wider NHS Reforms Public health agenda
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