Children with Mental Health needs.... now up to 1 in 10
It has taken a long time, but mental health finally seems to be getting the attention and support it needs. For the first time, people from celebrities to our peers on social media, are talking about their experiences of living with mental health conditions in the hopes of eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health and to help others get the support they need.
Mental health in adults isn’t a modern invention, but it has always been something that has been brushed under the carpet. Phrases like ‘snap out of it’ or ‘what have you got to be sad about’ are commonplace. However, our understanding is growing and more is being done to tackle these issues than ever before.
But what about our children? How do they cope with the demands of life today? Growing up has always been hard and is an uncertain time for any young person. Whilst they may have more than previous generations, they also have more pressures to live with. The benchmark is now everyone everywhere. Being connected all day, every day means that we are in constant competition with potentially anyone.
One in ten children are thought to suffer from a mental health condition, ranging from depression and anxiety to self harm, eating disorders and even post traumatic stress disorder. Many of these conditions stem from the environment they are brought up in or exposed to. Sadly, insufficient funding, long waiting lists and lack of understanding have all acted as barriers to prevention and the timely intervention that many children desperately need.
But awareness of mental health in children and young people is growing and being taken more seriously than ever before and, with this, there are more and more opportunities for dedicated support workers being created in this area.
Vetro Recruitment has been sourcing the best possible candidates for employers in the health, social care and education sectors for 25 years. We understand the importance of supplying the best, compliant workers first time. We pride ourselves in sharing our client’s goals and always strive to be open and honest.
There are some fantastic opportunities for those in South Wales and South West England looking to work in children’s mental health. If you’re passionate about helping young people receive the help they need, Vetro Recruitment want to help you find the perfect placement, click HERE to register with us today.
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