Did you know?
- One in eight (12.8%) 5 to 19 year olds had at least one mental disorder (2017).
- Emotional disorders have become more common in five to 15 year-olds – going from 4.3% in 1999 and 3.9% in 2004 to 5.8% in 2017.
The pressure of the school environment can have a significant negative impact on the mental health of students. By exploring the root causes that can lead to distress, such as body image, exam stress or social relationships, children can build resilience to mental health problems and prevent them from occurring in the first place.