25 Jan 2021

Up to one in six children in England have mental health problems in pandemic


They can’t go to school, they can’t see friends. Their exams are up in the air. University, a job, a future, none of it seems remotely possible in any normal way.

Later this week, the Children’s Commissioner for England publishes a hard-hitting report revealing what she calls the “very heavy toll” the Covid crisis has taken on young people’s mental health.

And to make matters worse, she says mental health services for children are entirely inadequate. Little wonder children are being called the forgotten victims of the pandemic.