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Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2020

Since the onset of the Coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic in the UK in March 2020, children and young people have experienced major changes in their lives. These have affected their family situation as well as their access to education, leisure and other services.

This NHS Digital report looks at the mental health of children and young people in England in July 2020, and changes since 2017. It reveals that the proportion of children who experiencing mental health difficulties has increased over the past three years, from one in nine in 2017, to one in six as of July 2020. The increase was evident in both boys and girls.

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