Children in the UK are more worried, according to Covid, according to a survey examining the effects of the pandemic on their mental health
Almost a third – 31% – said they currently have anxiety and are constantly worried.
When asked about their top concerns and worries, 57% of children said they did schoolwork, while nearly a quarter – 23% said they were concerned about the amount of money their parents / carers have.
Another 15% said they were concerned about the amount of food their parents / careers can afford.
Meanwhile, 54% of children whose households have used food banks in the past 12 months are concerned about the amount of food their parents can afford.
Of the teenagers Lowell surveyed, 73% said they were more concerned about the pandemic, with education and sociability as the main reasons.
With school tests canceled due to the crisis, 60% of teenagers said they were concerned about their schoolwork and 55% were concerned about their grades on school tests.
And 35% of teenagers said they were concerned about their mental health due to the restrictions on Covid-19.
Lowell interviewed 1,500 children between the ages of six and 16 about how poverty and the current pandemic are affecting them.
You don’t have to suffer in silence when your sanity is struggling. Here are some groups you can contact if you need help:
Samaritans: Telephone 116 123, 24 hours a day, or confidential by email to [email protected]
Childline: 0800 1111. Calls are free and will not appear on your bill
PAPYRUS: A voluntary organization that supports suicidal teenagers and young adults. Telephone 0800 068 4141
Depression Alliance: A charity for people with depression. Not a hotline, but provides useful resources and links to other information website
Students Against Depression: A website for students who are depressed, in a bad mood, or who commit suicide. click Here visit
Bullying in the UK: A website for bullying children and adults. click Here
Campaign against miserable life (RUHIG): For young men who feel unhappy. Has a website Here and a hotline: 0800 58 58 58
John Pears, Managing Director of Lowell UK said: “In this time of global instability, many people are concerned about a number of things.
As a parent, I find it very annoying to think that kids are concerned about anything, let alone family finances.
“We would like to encourage everyone, regardless of whether they have children, to turn to someone and speak to them if they struggle with their finances.
“There are a number of organizations that can provide professional, impartial support to anyone under pressure.”
A list of organizations that can help is displayed HERE