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MQ manifesto for young people's mental health

  • 75%of mental illness starts by the age of 18.
  • 3children in every class has a diagnosable mental illness on average
  • 10 yearsis how long it takes on average to get help after the first symptoms develop
  • 30%of mental health research is focused on young people

The great shifts in healthcare in recent generations have only happened as a result of coordinated research agendas and leadership.

On health issues from haemophilia to HIV, science has already shown that – with long-term commitment, sustained funding and coordinated action – we can achieve breakthroughs in healthcare that were once unimaginable. 

Our manifesto outlines how we can make that a reality for mental health. We're committing to tackling mental illness where it begins - in young people. 

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