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First State Of The Nation Report Published On The World Mental Health Day

The State of the Nation report on children’s mental wellbeing states that more than 4 in 5 children and young people are happy with their lives. It is the first ever researched report published to mark World Mental Health Day on 10th October.

Highlights of the report

  • Children are happy with their families, friends and schools
  • Bullying especially cyberbullying is the key concern for poor wellbeing
  • Teenage girls are more prone to bullying
  • Sleep and leisure are also important factors in wellbeing of children
  • The pressure children face is different from the pressure their parents face
  • Older teenage girls constituting 22.4% in the age group of 17-19 years suffer from an emotional disorder
  • Seeing friends and feeling safe in the neighborhood impact children’s ability to concentrate
  • Age comes out as a bigger factor in wellbeing
  • Young females report they are more anxious than males
  • Females report more cyberbullying than males
  • Women have slower satisfaction with leisure time than men
  • Social media can’t be associated with psychological health of teenage girls

What was the need of the State of the Nation report?

The report fulfills a government commitment to piece together … Read the rest