Great strides have also been made this year to improve mental health provision for children and young people.
Early advice and help has been a feature of developments this year with the involvement of young people, parents, carers and professionals key to their success.
So far, 19 schools have been accredited as part of the Mental Health champions Award scheme whilst the ‘On your Mind’ website, which is designed to help young people cope with life’s ups and downs, had 10,000 visitors in its first 12 months.
More than 900 people were seen this year by Teens in Crisis which provides online and face to face counselling for young people aged 9 to 21. Of those receiving this support, 88% said they had been helped a lot or totally.