Almost half of children have been so stressed they can’t sleep: Big Lottery Fund

Almost half of children have been so stressed they can’t sleep: Big Lottery Fund.

This really is the finding of a YouGov poll of 10-14 year olds. Exam and family stresses unsurprisingly dominate. Of course similar (probably larger) numbers of adults lose sleep over worries, so in a way this puts to bed the idea that children don’t get stressed about things, and are in some sense more oblivious to external pressures. 

I’m especially interested in the finding that “75 per cent of children aged 10-14 think that a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body”. So why aren’t services, and training,  designed with this in mind?

 

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