It's important to tackle mental health issues in early life and help children move on to positive and fulfilled lives.

1 in 10 children between the age of 5-16 years old has a mental health problem, and many continue to have problems into adulthood. Half of those with lifetime mental health problems first experience symptoms by the age of 14. That's why it's important to tackle mental health issues in early life and build on protective factors to help children move on to positive and fulfilled lives.

Do talk to your child's GP if you have a concern.

In North Yorkshire we have strong partnership arrangements which work to deliver the best possible outcomes for children, young people and families. You can find out about our early help offer for emotional and mental health support here.

Agencies need to work together to ensure all children and young people enjoy good mental health and emotional wellbeing, including those who are most vulnerable in society such as children looked after by the local authority and those with SEND needs.

Children and young people who experience behaviour, emotional or social difficulties at school or related to schooling can access different types of support such as our educational psychology service, or our educational social workers. You can find out more about these types of support here.

If your child is being bullied you can find bullying resources here.

Our children and families section gives more information including about children's centres which provide support and activities from birth until age 19.