Mindfulness is a technique that supports everyday living
Statistics for children and young people
Children's mental health
"Nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression." "3 children in every classroom have a mental health problem" (Young Minds website)
75% of life-long mental disorders begin before the age of 18
NHS spending for children and young people
Children and young people receive just 6% of NHS spending on mental health
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
WHY WE DEVELOPED OUR MINDFULNESS PROGRAMMES
Children are the future!!
Yet outcomes for children and young people in Liverpool are poor. The health and well-being of children in our city is generally worse than the average in England.
Our organisation developed a cohesive, holistic programme to address some of the psychological, social and emotional needs of children.
Assisting children to discover strategies that support emotional resilience and mental well-being.
With statistics as high as they are, we know reaching children and young people is imperative.
There are approximately 2100 (accessing services) troubled families in our city
Over the last 10 years there has been a 68% increase in the number of children and young people admitted to hospital because of self-harm
In Liverpool child poverty is worse than the England average. 33% of children under the age of 16 are living in poverty in our city
Statistics for adult
Our organisation began by engaging with community groups within the Liverpool and Merseyside area to address issues that impact the well-being of those groups.
We work within schools and other YP groups to talk about the issues children and young people face. Anxiety, worry, depression, self-harm, isolation are all on the rise in young children.
We have also worked within domestic violence units, re-housing units and other adult community groups to discuss to the growing issues effecting individuals well-being.
In the UK 1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year.
One adult in six had a common mental disorder (CMD): about one woman in five and one man in eight. Since 2000, overall rates of CMD in England steadily increased in women and remained largely stable in men.
Depression in our city
Reported rates of self-harming increased in men and women and across age groups since 2007.
More than 6,000 adults in the city for every 100,000 were admitted to NHS funded mental health care - the second highest in the entire country, only behind Southport and Formby.
REACHING THE COMMUNITY
We continue in our endeavour to reach as many community members as possible and we continue to develop our approach in supporting the needs of the community.
Underpinning everything we do with mindfulness.
Liverpool has a relatively high rate of depression, with almost 8% of adults in the city battling depression.