About young people’s mental health
Childhood and teenage years pose all sorts of challenges and pressures that can be difficult to cope with. And young people can experience a range of mental health conditions, sometimes even before starting school.
This can be worrying for parents, and very distressing for the children affected. They may be left confused about what they are experiencing, or who they can turn to for help.
Many children whose symptoms are spotted early may get the help they need, learning new skills to manage and cope, and go on to live their life to its full potential.
However those who don't get the right diagnosis or support are at a much higher risk of developing more severe problems later in life.
Our research into young people's mental health
Understanding childhood psychosis
Dr Helen Fisher is exploring the factors that affect the chances of children developing psychosis – to help identify and support young people at risk.More about this project
The baby scientists taking on ADHD
Can state-of-the-art eye-tracking techniques help young children at a higher risk of developing ADHD?More about this project
Could we prevent schizophrenia?
Dr Joshua Roffman sought to find out if could folic acid hold the clue to reducing the risk of schizophrenia?More about this project
If you're having a mental health emergency find out who to turn to using our urgent help and advice resource.