Posted by Aston Avery

World Wellbeing Week – children’s mental health

As World Wellbeing Week begins (Monday 26th), many across the UK will be looking at ways that we can make our everyday lives easier for our mental health and happiness.

However, according to new figures, pupils in almost three-quarters (73.4%) of primary schools in England will have had no access to the new mental health support teams (MHSTs) by the end of 2024.

And with the research revealing that one in five children aged between seven and 16 thought to have a mental health disorder, now is more important than ever for children to get the mental health support they require – which isn’t always provided at schools.

The new research by King’s InterHigh also showed that 76% of parents agree they would like their children to have flexible learning to allow them to pursue their dream career, and 70% would like their children to learn at a time that suits them best. The majority (97%) want their children to be able to speak confidently and openly about their mental health.

Aston spoke to Prof. Sam Wass, professor of developmental psychology at the University of East London.

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