The Covid effect on Children's mental health


A recent report has found that the #Covid19 pandemic has disproportionately harmed children’s mental #health.


The data (analysed by QualityWatch) indicates that the pandemic has led to an unprecedented increase in demand for #mentalhealth services for #children and young people in #England, most notably for eating disorders.


Between April and September 2021, there was an 81% increase in referrals for children and young people’s mental health services compared with the same period in 2019.


Read more on the British Medical Journal (BMJ) website here: https://www.bmj.com/content/376/bmj.o430