Coronavirus: Mental health campaign for young people launches as third say they are sadder than before lockdown

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The pandemic has caused young people to become more anxious, Public Health England data suggests.

A campaign aimed at helping children and young people look after their mental health launches today amid concern over the anxiety caused by lockdown.

New data from Public Health England (PHE) revealed that more than half of 2,559 parents surveyed said the mental wellbeing of their children has been one of their biggest worries during the pandemic.

The research also suggests that COVID-19 has caused an increase in anxiety in young people, and a third of young people aged 8-24 reported being more worried, sad and stressed than before lockdown.

“Children and young people have had their world turned upside down,” health minister Nadine Dorries told Sky News.

“They’ve not been with their friends, they’ve not been at school, their routine has been broken. We know they have felt anxious because it has been a scary world out there for young people.

“Feelings of anxiety and stress are a normal response. We’ve launched this website for parents and carers so they can access help and information.”

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As campaigns launch aimed to help children and young people look after their mental health, UK Care want to let people know that we are also dedicated in helping young people with their struggles by providing a variety of different services. Contact us today to see how we can help.

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