Helping children with mental health issues

According to ChildLine, there has been a nine per cent increase in the number of children struggling with feelings of unhappiness and low self-esteem in 2014-2015. As many as 100 contacts a week were made in response to situations involving abuse, and mental health related calls totalled 85,000: that’s one every six minutes, and almost a third of all calls received.

It’s impossible to know exactly why these figures are continuing to rise. One theory is that the more we talk about  these issues, the easier it’s becoming...

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