COVID-19 and mental health: the fallout for children and young people
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COVID-19 and mental health: the fallout for children and young people

Christine Walker @RCNi_Christine Editor, Nursing Children and Young People

A report by children’s commissioner for England Anne Longfield found mental health services during COVID-19 are ‘nowhere near’ what is needed. This follows an NHS Digital study in July 2020 which estimated that one in six children were likely to have a mental health condition, and that incidence of clinically significant mental health disorders had increased by 50% in three years.

Nursing Children and Young People. 33, 2, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.33.2.5.s1

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