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EARLY INTERVENTION IS CRITICAL

Due to serious issues with delayed treatment, lack of coordination and other factors, these young people are vulnerable to prolonged mental health issues and their consequences; including: 

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Educational failure

 

Unemployment

 

Social disengagement and deprivation  

 

Development of further mental health problems including substance misuse

4 OUT OF 5


Over 75% of mental disorders begin before the age of 25.
 

1 OUT OF 5

 

Over 20% of youth currently have or at some point during their life will have  a serious mental disorder.

                1 OUT OF 10

Only 12% of children in need of mental health services actually receive them.