Changes in Children and Young People’s Mental Health Symptoms From March To October 2020

This study highlighted that children with special education needs and/or neurodevelopmental differences and those from lower income household displayed consistently elevated behavioural, emotional and restlessness/ attentional difficulties over the course of the pandemic.

This report from Co-SPACE highlights that for participating primary school aged children mental health difficulties in children increased during the first national lockdown (between March and June 2020), but have decreased since. Over the course of the first national lockdown, behavioural and restless/attentional difficulties increased, while most children were not attending school.

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