Youth mental health

Identifying and treating mental health difficulties early on helps young people manage their own independence and goals.

Some facts about youth mental health

Some facts about youth mental health

Adolescence and early adulthood is a critical time for personal development. It is also the age when 75% of mental health difficulties develop.

The impact of these difficulties can have a devastating impact, making it particularly difficult for young people to establish their own independence and goals. Yet most of these difficulties are very treatable and, if caught early, most people will make a good recovery.

Mental health difficulties


Recovery can be a slow and frustrating process with setbacks, and problems initially may seem insurmountable. However, it is vital to understand that, with the right help, most people will recover from their conditions and return to a normal fulfilling life. The skills learned through the process of mental health treatment and recovery will stand to you in the future, helping you to recognise the risks of relapse, the best ways of seeking help, and preventing recurrences.

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