Commenting on the release today of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Report, Sarah Brennan Chief Executive of YoungMinds said:
“The Outcomes Report shows clear aims and aspirations for improving the mental health of children and young people. With three children in every classroom having a diagnosable mental health problem there has never been a more urgent time for authorities to act to improve the mental health of children and young people.
“The report shows the importance that everybody across the NHS, schools and colleges and local authorities has in supporting and improving the mental health of children and young people from birth through to adulthood. Early intervention, robust support mechanisms and identifying key stress points such as when transitions occur will be the key to making the report a reality.”
Sarah Brennan is a member of the Children and Youth Peoples Health Outcomes Forum and was a member of the mental health sub-group.