Working with young people is an area that is close to our hearts at Mindspace. On September 19 we are celebrating Youth Mental Health Day.
Did you know that today, one in six 7–16-year-olds have a diagnosable mental health disorder? This is a rise from one in ten in 2004 and one in nine in 2012. Common mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, are also increasing amongst 16–24-year-olds, with 19% reporting to have experienced them in 2014, compared to 15% in 1993.