Young people need change, and they need it now.This report aims to shine a light on the young people’s mental health crisis. It amplifies the voices of tens of thousands of young people who shared their experiences of the world around them.
Five key focus areas for changeThese voices have helped us to identify five broad areas where change is needed, outlined in each chapter of this report.
Young people have spoken.Now it's up to us to put their words into action.
Chapter two Mental health services
Statistics( of )59%
of young people said their mental health got worse during the wait for support.15%
of young people attempted to end their life during the wait for support.32%
of Trans young people attempted to take their own lives while waiting for support.84%
of young people with health conditions had looked for mental health support.1 year
Young Black people were the most likely ethnic group to be waiting more than a year for support.70%
On average, more than 70% of young people had sought mental health support in the last two years.