Youth Wellbeing Young Persons

What is the study about? The planning of health and care services should be based on good quality evidence and the Youth Wellbeing Study NI gives us the very first reliable estimates of the prevalence of mental health problems in children, young people and their parents.

What questions did we ask? We asked questions that scientifically measured the rates of:

  • Emotional and behavioural problems
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Other mental health or developmental problems including Autism
    Spectrum Disorder, psychosis, and eating disorders/anorexia
  • Self-injury and suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Adverse childhood experiences – including emotional, physical or sexual
    abuse, neglect, living with an adult with mental health problems or alcohol
    or drug use, a family member being in prison, or parents splitting up
  • Other relevant experiences e.g. social media use, bullying, alcohol/drug use
    and smoking

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