February 6, 2017 by dontbringlulubook
More than 50,000 children and young people called Childline last year suffering from a serious mental health problem.
Data from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) revealed one in six Childline counselling sessions are now about mental health issues.
A total of 50,819 young people received counselling in 2015/16, an increase of 8% over the last four years.
A third of callers with mental health problems were aged 12 to 15 with girls almost seven times more likely to seek help than boys.
The charity saw a 36% rise over four years in young callers needing help for depression and other disorders and a rise in the number of children feeling suicidal.