Children and Young People's Mental Health

In 2018 Healthwatch Sutton surveyed over 5000 young people aged 11-18, looking at their mental health needs.

Key Findings

  • 6% of young people had experienced self-harm and a further 25% had felt lonely. 
  • LGB young people are four time more likely to have suicidal thoughts compared to those who identified as heterosexual. 
  • A decline in wellbeing was shown the more hours they spent looking at a screen. 
  • Young people's wellbeing steadily declines between 12 and 18 years of age. 
  • Two fifths of students said that they had sleep problems, and analysis showed that there was a direct correlation between improved wellbeing and the more sleep young people were able to get. 

Read the full report below.


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Children and Young People's Mental Health Full Report
Executive Summary
Letter to Sutton CCG
Response Letter from Sutton CCG
Letter to the London Borough of Sutton
Response Letter from London Borough of Sutton
Letter to South West London St Georges Mental Health NHS
Response Letter from South West London St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
Letter to Community Action Sutton

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