Right now, the statistics on children’s mental health tell a story we don’t want to hear…
On average, 3 children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental illnessi.
Half of all adult mental health conditions are present by the age of 14ii.
Currently, 200 children every year in the UK die from suicideiii.
This needs to change. We need to act NOW to Change the Story on children’s mental health.
Together we have the chance to achieve something life-changing; redefine how we care for growing minds, and improve the quality of life for generations to come. We can give children and young people suffering from mental illness the opportunity to rewrite their own stories…
Together, we can #ChangeTheStory.
The faces and voices of actors portray these real-life stories, told through the words of young people who have experienced mental illness.
Molly lost herself, her friends and some of her precious teenage years to a severe eating disorder but the support...
Abdul felt like depression took away who he was and who he wanted to be. With specialist support from the...
Struggling with OCD left James feeling isolated and without hope for the future. Specialist support at the Maudsley helped to...
How our work will #ChangeTheStory
Working with our partners – South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience King’s College London, Maudsley Charity supports world-class research and clinical care that will transform the mental health of children and young people.
ii. Kessler RC, Berglund P, Demler O, Jin R, Merikangas KR, Walters EE. (2005). Lifetime Prevelance and Age-Of-Onset Distributions of DSM-IV Disorders in the National Comorbidty SurveyReplication. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62 (6) pp. 593-602