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Young people & mental health

10% of children and young people, aged 5-16 years, have a diagnosable mental health problem. 75% of mental health problems are established by the age of 24.

“Our peer-led workshops are an opportunity for young people to see others who have gone through something similar and know they’re not alone.” Anita, Peer Volunteer

Mind in Harrow is committed to improving access for children and young people to mental health support, either through our own services or campaigning and working with others.

4,000 Harrow pupils identified mental health as their top concern in a recent survey and 20% reported having suicidal thoughts. Please read the full Young Harrow Foundation report:


1 in 4

young people access specialist mental health treatment


and young people were much more likely to have accessed informal sources (eg online support, or from their friends and family) or other forms of professional support


who had a mental health problem are twice as likely to have been bullied or cyberbullied

1 in 10

young people experience mental health problems


of mental health problems are established by the age of 24

Suicide and self-harm

among girls aged under 18 is increasing

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