This World Mental Health Day, we encourage children to speak out about any mental health concerns they might have
- Mental and emotional health and wellbeing is the top reason children contact Childline
- 30,000 of these counselling sessions were specifically related to stress and anxiety
- We have information and advice on supporting children with their mental health
In 2022/23, our Childline service delivered more than 105,000 counselling sessions on mental and emotional health and wellbeing. Out of these, more than 30,000 were specifically related to stress and anxiety.
Today (10 October) is World Mental Health Day. We are raising awareness of the struggles children and young people are facing with their mental health, and letting them know that they are never alone.
We are also calling for the government to commit to funding and delivering Mental Health Support Teams across all schools and colleges in England, in order to reach every pupil who needs help. The current target of access for 50% of pupils by April 2025 lacks the sense of urgency needed.
Children being able to acess this early intervention support can prevent young people's mental health problems from getting worse and reaching crisis point.