New government research into teenage mental health issues could unlock quicker diagnosis and better support from health facilities and schools.
The £35 million programme will build a better understanding of the adolescent mind to improve the standards of care available to the approximately one in eight children and young people who suffer from mental health issues.
Vital improvements to treatments for mental health conditions amongst teenagers and young adults could be on the horizon thanks to new government-backed research. In the UK, one in eight children or young people are affected by mental health problems. Approximately three-quarters of children or young people who experience mental health problems will do so before the age of 24.