YoungMinds report: Addressing Adversity

YoungMinds report: Addressing Adversity

YoungMinds, the expert partner for our Mental Wellbeing course, is calling for better support for children who have lived through traumatic experiences.

The UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people compiled the Addressing Adversity report to raise awareness about the impact of adversity and trauma on the mental health of children and young people.

The report demonstrates how traumatic experiences at a young age can have a profound impact on a child’s brain development, on their understanding of the world and on how they interact with those around them. 

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The report shows that:

One in three lifetime mental health problems are directly linked to Adverse Childhood Experiences - including abuse, domestic violence, prejudice or bereavement.

Young people who have experienced four or more Adverse Childhood Experiences are four times more likely to have low levels of mental wellbeing and life satisfaction.

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YoungMinds is calling for the government to make childhood adversity and trauma a public health priority. They want all professionals who work with children – including NHS workers, teachers, social workers and police – to have training about the effects of trauma on behaviour and clear guidance about how and when to ask about traumatic experiences.

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For free advice and support for parents, call the YoungMinds helpline on 0808 802 5544.

We have developed a new course with YoungMinds, the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people. The course covers advice for people working with children and young people.


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Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People

After completing this course you will:

  1. Understand what mental health is in the context of the mental health continuum.
  2. Be able to identify some common issues faced by young people with regard to mental health.
  3. Recognise some of the signs and symptoms that indicate mental health issues in young people.
  4. Understand key risk factors that make some young people vulnerable to mental health issues.
  5. Learn about protective factors that build resilience in young people and some of the myths and stigma surrounding mental health issues.
  6. Pick up practical advice to help you support young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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What is Mental Health?

This resource will look at the simple definition of Mental Health, the Mental Health continuum and the common issues that affect Children and Young People.

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