Breaking point: Young people’s mental health

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Date(s) - 15/05/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Conway Hall


£15 plus £1.32 booking fee

The organisers say that:

“Children and young people are experiencing a crisis in their mental health. Growing numbers of under-18s are suffering from anxiety, depression, eating disorders and other conditions. In addition, more are self-harming and attempting suicide.

School stress, social media, troubled family life and pressures to ‘succeed’ are among the key reasons behind this rise, experts say. But the NHS is struggling to cope with the increase in young people needing psychological and psychiatric support, with many under-18s facing delays when it comes to getting help, while others can only receive treatment in mental health units that are sometimes hundreds of miles from their home. Some are denied help altogether. Theresa May has made children’s mental health a key domestic priority as prime minister.

In a discussion chaired by Guardian health policy editor Denis Campbell, our panel will be discussing the reasons for this growing crisis, the NHS’s response, and what the solutions might be. Panellists will include Luciana Berger MP, president of the Labour Campaign for Mental Health; Anne Longfield, the children’s commissioner for England; award-winning vlogger and presenter Grace Victory; and Dr Bernadka Dubicka, the chair of the Child and Adolescent Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists …”

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