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Mental health awareness week: 8th - 14th May

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from the 8th to the 14th of May and aims to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing every year, promoted by the Mental Health Foundation.

About half of all mental health problems in adulthood have their onset during or before adolescence. Poor mental health in adolescence is linked to unemployment, crime and increased rates of smoking, drug use, obesity and future mental ill health.

According to Growing up Unequal, the latest HBSC international report, among European adolescents, the percentage of young people reporting to experience low mood more than once a week increases between the ages of 11 (13%) and 15 (21%), with this change greater among girls than boys. By age 15, 29% of 15-year-old girls report feeling low more than once a week; compared with 13% of 15-year-old boys.

This Mental Health Awareness week, we'd like to draw your attention to a collection of our recent research on the subject: HBSC mental health research round-up. If you have any questions about the work please don't hesitate to get in touch on info@hbsc.org.

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