Mental health support: what nurses can do to help young people
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Mental health support: what nurses can do to help young people

Nick Evans Health journalist

Learning disability nurses must highlight the mental health needs of children and young people and offer support, with social isolation increasing those needs

The evidence is becoming ever clearer that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the mental health of children. Data from NHS Digital show the number of children with a probable mental health disorder rose from one in nine in 2017 to one in six in 2021.

Learning Disability Practice. 25, 3, 6-8. doi: 10.7748/ldp.25.3.6.s2

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