(UK) Clitheroe: 10% of kids have mental health issues; plan for mental health telephone counselling

Nov 24, 2017, (UK) Clitheroe Advertiser: School sings to support launch of children’s mental health service Children from a Clitheroe school are taking part in a concert to kick start fundraising efforts for a new mental health telephone counselling service…. CANW hopes the new service will be help some of 19,000 children in Lancashire who experience low level mental health issues including anxiety, bullying, depression and low self-esteem. The charity, who are working with Lancashire County Council to develop the service, are hosting the concert to highlight the need for better mental health support for children and encourage people to donate money to help make the service a reality. Sue Cotton, CEO of CANW, said: “Figures show that one in ten children aged five to 16 in Lancashire experience low level mental health issues. But only a quarter of those who need treatment will receive it. That’s why we’re working to develop a phone counselling service which will help children address their worries at an early stage before they become part of a bigger issue.