Rise in anxiety among young people

Every week there seem to be new statistics which tell us about a rise in young people struggling with their mental health; whether it be anxiety levels or a rise in experiencing suicidal thoughts. The more statistics that come in, the harder it can be to respond. ChildLine reports that they’ve seen a rise of 35 per cent in counselling sessions with young people about anxiety, with 6,500 counselling sessions on anxiety being given in the last six months.

The causes of anxiety ranges from family concerns, to worries about Brexit and the unrest in the Middle East. These rising figures are, in part, because...

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