Early intervention in mental health and wellbeing is key; prevalence of mental health conditions and suicide rates are increasing and mental health services must be equipped to meet growing demand.
Prevalence of mental health conditions
Half of mental health conditions in adults start before the age of 14 and 75% before the age of 24. Prevalence of all types of mental health conditions are increasing in England.
Mental health services
There is considerable variation in how Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are delivered across the UK, with impacts on waiting times and bed availability for children.
The rate of young people ending their own life has increased across the UK, with trends considerably higher for young men than young women aged 20-24.