‘Frightening’ statistics on children’s mental health revealed in MPs' cross-party report

Nicole Weinstein
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

One in every seven primary school-aged children had a diagnosable mental illness in 2020 and 75 per cent of mental illnesses begin before the age of eighteen, research from The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has revealed.

The report highlights the rise in probable mental health disorder among primary school children PHOTO Adobe Stock
The report highlights the rise in probable mental health disorder among primary school children PHOTO Adobe Stock

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