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ARC Wessex adopts study on young people's access to mental health help

ARC Wessex has adopted a new research project looking at mental health in young people.

For the past 2 decades, the prevalence of emotional mental health disorders, such as anxiety and mood disorders, has been growing among English children and adolescents.

It is estimated that on any day 16% of young people in English society experience emotional mental health problems and the majority of young people have experienced some period with mental health problems by age 14. About 50% of the young people with mental health problems continue to experience these problems from age 14 into young adulthood and about 75% of the adults with mental health problems report their onset of these problems before age 24.

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Adopted projects are supported by ARC Wessex with expert advice and resources although the research is funded by another organisation