One in six school-aged children has a mental health problem. This is an alarming rise from one in ten in 2004 and one in nine in 2017.
One in seven children and young people under the age of 18 will have lived with domestic violence at some point in their childhood.
About 7% of children have attempted suicide by the age of 17 and almost one in four say they have self-harmed in the past year.
Almost 19,000 children have been sexually groomed in England in the past year.
1 in every 4 young people in the UK have been victims of bullying in the past 12 months.
Strengths of an Online Service
Online support is flexible and widely available (in particular at times outside normal school or working hours).
Enables children and young people to explore their concerns and difficulties whilst at home (i.e. in an environment that is familiar and comfortable to them).
Children and young people are familiar with apps and digital platforms, meaning we can reach them through a method that they know and understand.
Preferred method of support by those who do not feel comfortable using face-to-face counselling.
No waiting times for support or referral needed.
Reduced stigma associated with accessing mental health support