Responding to NHS Digital’s statistics on the mental health of children and young people in England, Martina Kane, lead for the Young people’s future health inquiry at the Health Foundation, commented:
‘Today’s statistics paint a worrying picture of the state of young people’s mental health in England. The data shows us how factors outside of the health care system such as income, housing and communities have a huge impact on our young people’s health and wellbeing. The health of future generations is not only essential for individuals, it is one of society’s most valuable assets.
‘Through our Young people’s future health inquiry, the Health Foundation has heard repeated concerns about young people’s mental health and the importance of informal emotional support from family, friends and the community. These are important foundations to ensure a good life for young people and a strong, flourishing society.
‘Action is needed across all sectors to address these social determinants of health or risk damaging the future health of our young people.’
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