Nina Jacobs at Children & Young People Now has reported on survey findings of the impact on children & young people access to mental health support during Covid-19. Key findings include:

  • 31% of young people were no longer able to access support despite still needing help from specialist services (a rise of 5% since the start of the lockdown)
  • Many young people felt unable to access help at home due to concerns around privacy and confidentiality or a lack of access to technology
  • 80% said that pandemic had made their mental health worse – of which, 41% said it made things “much worse”
  • Nearly 90% said they had felt lonely or isolated
  • 71% had been able to stay in touch with friends
  • 11% felt that their mental health had improved since the lockdown
Young Minds Statistics

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