Young people increasingly seeking help for mental health problems
Young people are seeking assistance for mental health problems at an increasing rate, according to a new report.
Counsellors from Relate have claimed that they are speaking to more youngsters than ever about issues surrounding anger management, low self-esteem or a parental split.
According to The Huffington Post, 64 per cent of those questioned stated that mental health and depression was the most common new issue affecting young people. They also cited the pressures of social media as a growing source of anxiety for young people.
The research could indicate a need for more qualified counsellors in the UK in the future. By passing accredited counselling courses, individuals could develop a successful career helping young people put their lives back on track.
Sharon Chapman, who is a Relate young people counsellor, claimed that parents has a big role to play to ensure their children don't develop mental health problems.
Speaking to The Press Association, she explained: "We know that young people under stress may express their feelings of anger in destructive ways, but we tackle the causes rather than focusing on the behaviour we are creating a cycle that may be hard to break.
"Children look to their parents and families to learn how to express feelings safely; so make time to talk with them, find out what bothers them, upsets them. Try to listen without judging or telling them what to do."