As part of Children’s Mental Health Week statistics have been released outlining the levels of worry, and impact of children.
Anxiety about parents separation and the impact of negative parental communication can have a significant impact on a child’s mental health and wellbeing. It is vitally important parents are aware of this impact, which can often be overlooked during stressful divorce or separation situations.
Mediation and Child-Inclusive Mediation are processed available to ease the impact on children and provide a voice for them on the issues their parents are resolving. More information can be found at:-
More than half (56%) of children and young people say they worry “all the time” about at least one thing to do with their school life, home life or themselves – and those getting less sleep are less able to cope with worries, saying they often don’t know what to do when they’re worried (22% vs 18%), and once they start worrying, they cannot stop (36% vs 28%).