The Mental Health of Children and Young People

Helen Clark, Kate Day, Phil Royal, Paul Wright, Caroline Purvey, Amanda Norman, Eunice Lumsden, Kathryn Peckham, Kirsty Howells, Pamela Murray, Victoria Randall, Emma Bayou, Faye Blackwell, Jean Barlow, Jo Morton-Brown, Kate Smith, Marion Briggs, Mary Lubrano, Monika Jephcott, Francis McGloneKeith Godfrey, Sarah Lord, Sarah McKaig, Sharon Smith, Sophia O'Neill, Tamsin Brewis, Trudi Beswick, Vicki Beevers, Viki Veale

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report


Children and young people were not a priority in the early stages of the pandemic.
Whilst children and young people were considered to be at ‘low health risk’ but this
did not account for the seriousness of mental health issues.
Evidence of the psychological impact of Covid-19 on children and young people is
fast emerging. A concerning number of studies and systemic reviews suggest the
overwhelming negative impact on child and adolescent mental health. The Buttle UK
survey (June 22 – 15 July 2021) revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic had
exacerbated an ‘under the radar’ mental health crisis leaving a generation of children
traumatised and unable to benefit from the Government’s educational recovery
‘We must listen to frontline professionals and prioritise mental health support’:
Original languageEnglish
PublisherChildren's Alliance
Number of pages59
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2022


  • Early Childhood
  • Young people
  • mental health


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