Why is this course so important?
Mental health difficulties tend to start in childhood, not adulthood.
Research tells us that around 75% of mental health difficulties like depression start before a child reaches their 18th birthday, and around half of all mental health problems in adulthood start before the age of 15. If we really want to help young people, it’s important not only to recognise these difficulties early on but to offer appropriate support, which can have a direct and positive influence.
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© University of Reading. Figures taken from Mental Health Foundation.