A new report from NHS Digital on the Mental Health of Children and Young people shows the rate has increased. The report considers the circumstances and experiences that children are living with. One in four 17 to 19 year olds in England had a probable mental disorder in 2022 – an increase from one in six in 2021.

This report explores the mental health of children and young people in England in 2022 and how this has changed from 2017, 2020 and 20212. Views and experiences of family life, education, household circumstances, services and employment are examined.

The Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2022 report, published by NHS Digital, showed that among 17 to 19 year olds, the proportion with a probable mental disorder increased from 17.4% in 2021 to 25.7% in 2022.

Read the report here