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 YoungMinds commissioned research agency Censuswide to survey 2,005 young people aged 16-25 years old. 55% of respondents said that they had visited their GP about a mental health concern at some point in their lives. This does not mean that 55% of young people have had a diagnosable mental health condition: many may have spoken to their GP about sub-clinical needs, including for example low mood, self-esteem issues, sleepless nights, concerns about loneliness, worries about food or appearance or stress related to a physical condition.
All respondents live in the UK and include responses from young people living in Wales (4%), Scotland (5%) and Northern Ireland (2%). The majority of survey respondents were female (66%). 67% of respondents reported being White; 12% of respondents were of an Asian ethnicity, 9% reported being Black and 7% were of mixed ethnicity. Based on this, and the sampling method, the data cannot be considered to be representative. As the survey was completed online, some young people without appropriate access to technology are less likely to have completed it.
 YoungMinds commissioned a survey through the medical research company MedeConnect with 1,008 GPs across the UK during October 2019. The sample was regionally representative and all respondents were practising GPs.
 GP Champions for Youth Mental Health Project Toolkit. Available at: http://www.youngpeopleshealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/GPToolkit_ONLINE.pdf