Labour leader, Ed Miliband and singer, Frankie Sandford from girl group, The Saturdays are among those supporting a campaign – YoungMinds Vs – that is calling for swift action on the growing mental problems among young people.
A survey commissioned for the national charity uncovered that children and young people are growing up in an ‘unprecedented toxic climate’ of growing mental health issues, including stress and fear of failure, but that many do not know where to turn to get help.
Depression and pressure to be thin were among the complaints made by the 2000 youngsters, aged 11 to 25, who were surveyed, while more than half admitted to feeling like a failure if they did not achieve good grades in education. Bullying was another complaint, with half admitting to have experienced it.
Also highlighted was that a third of children and young people do not know where or to whom they can turn to get help when struggling with feelings of anxiety and/or...