The needs of young people who are facing various kinds of mental
health crises are being examined in an in-depth consultation by the
Mental Health Foundation.
It is estimated that the overall prevalence of mental health
problems among young people could be as high as 30 per cent, with
the needs of young people experiencing mental health difficulties
Alistair Cox, manager of the crisis project for young people at
the Mental Health Foundation, said: “By concentrating on consulting
with young people about their experiences we hope to be able to
develop new approaches to mental health crises which will provide
people with the support they need.”
Four consultation workers will team up with local organisations,
and be responsible for the development of research in their area.
The selected areas are Brighton and Hove, Cardiff, Newcastle and
Barnardo’s national research unit has been appointed as
external evaluator of the project, which will run for two