Children's Mental Health Week


Jamie Stone supports campaign to help young people build good mental health

Jamie Stone joined young people and mental health experts from leading charity, Action for Children, to support the parliamentary launch of Build Sound Minds – a campaign to help children and teenagers build good mental and emotional wellbeing.

A third of 15 to 18-year-olds assessed by Action for Children were found to be suffering from mental health issues. Pupils in need of support have been taking part in the Blues Programme, the first ever UK-wide early help intervention for teenage depression.

Ahead of Children’s Mental Health Week (4-10 February), the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP has pledged support for the charity’s campaign, which aims to improve children and teenagers’ mental health by providing families with accessible information, tools and tips.

Jamie Stone MP said:

 “The most recent official figures show one in nine children between 5-15 experiencing a mental health disorder. This simply can’t go on.

“Acting early can help stop problems in their tracks and it’s vital we do everything we can, not only to help these young people, but to prevent these problems coming about in the first place.

“That’s why I’m pleased to be supporting Action for Children’s work through Build Sound Minds, and I encourage young people of all ages across Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross to look out for their own wellbeing and to seek support early if they’re struggling.”

For more information, visit www.buildsoundminds.org.uk


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