A review of recent evidence into children and young people’s mental health

Missed opportunities: a review of recent evidence into children and young people’s mental health
Centre For Mental Health, 7 June 2016

This document seeks to piece together the evidence about children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing in the UK, based on the most recent high quality research.

It breaks down findings into four age groups: pregnancy to age 4; children aged 5-10, 11-15 year olds, and young adults aged 16-25.

For all age groups, a dominant issue has been the persistent gap between children’s needs and their access to help and support, especially early on when difficulties with mental health first emerge.

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