Guidance for professionals in Gloucestershire working with young people with mental health or emotional wellbeing concerns
Growing up is meant to be one of the very best times in anyone’s life but it can also be tough. Children and young people of this generation have new challenges to face including the prevalence of social media and the changing world of work.
The emotional wellbeing of children and young people has a significant impact on all areas of their lives including academic achievement and their relationships with friends and family. Mental health problems are common and it is vital the young people get the support they need. 75% of adult mental health illness starts before the age of 18. Schools are key to identifying those that need help and school staff are often the first people young people will speak to if they have a problem.
Horizon: Why did I go mad? Arguably the one mental health condition that scares more people than any other- schizophrenia or psychosis. Only now is it being slowing understood.
If you need to speak to someone regarding a young person’s mental health please contact the CYPS Practitioner Advice Line on 01452 894272 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
- Mental Health Champions Award & Centres of Excellence
- Tackling Stigma
- Local Service to Support Young People’s Mental Health
- Best Practice and Innovation