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This short guide, “Don’t Be Left In The Dark, Children and Young People’s Mental Health”produced by the Local Government Association provides an overview of the challenges facing mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people.

At least one in 10 children and young people are affected by mental health problems, and the unreported figures are likely to be even higher. Young people are increasingly struggling with problems like anxiety, depression and self-harm, with nearly 19,000 young people admitted to hospital after harming themselves in 2015 – a 14 per cent rise over three years.

Useful links

Healthwatch Shropshire

Healthwatch Shropshire is the health and social care champion for people and local communities in Shropshire. They help make sure everyone gets the best from their health and social care services – and that those services are as good as they can be and work in a joined up way. Healthwatch want to understand people’s experiences and what matters most to them.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

NHS Choices

NHS choices is the official website of the National Health Service in England. Click here for information on care and support.

Change 4 Life

Change 4 Life is a good place to find ways to “help your kids stay healthy”