Are Our Children Getting Unhappier? The state of our childrens well-being.
Updated: May 11
The short answer to this question is unfortunately yes. In fact, research carried out by The Children's Society's Our Good Childhood report in 2022 revealed a deeply concerning continuing decline in children’s well-being.
1 in 6 children are likely to have a mental health problem. This is very likely also impacted by Covid, and the current cost of living crisis.
It is quite clear that young people are facing multiple pressures that is impacting our children's overall well-being.
The overall well-being of children must be taken seriously on a societal level as research has also proven that unhappiness at this stage can be a warning sign of potential issues such as anxiety and depression in later teenage years.
We fully support the Children's Mental Health Week as we believe all children should grow up feeling safe, secure and confident tackling the challenges life throws at them.
The theme of this year's Children's Mental Health Week is ‘Let's Connect.’ Connection and community is vital to our children's well-being and we are encouraging all young people to find meaningful ways to connect with others.
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