Last week following a survey carried out by NASUWT it was reported that children, some even as young as 4 were having panic attacks, or were experiencing anxieties, depression, eating disorders and some were even self harming.
Apart from finding this shocking I find it so incredibly sad that children are experiencing mental health issues, especially as these children are our future generation and we should be doing something to help them.
So why is this happening? It is thought that the pressures of family problems such as ill health, family break-ups and even exams and testing are contributing to these statistics. Not to mention the pressures of social media which can also have an impact on mental health.
Some children also have an inability to concentrate in class and they fall behind with their work. Others are shy and withdrawn and others are violent and have regular and angry outbursts in the classroom. I also know of one child that never slept because he was always on his i-pad and the school had to request that the parents banned him from access to it during the night-time.
If you are worried that your child might be experiencing any of the above and would like to have a free 15 minute confidential chat to see how homeopathy might be able to help please feel free to contact me. Homeopathy is a safe, gentle and non-toxic form of medicine and children usually respond beautifully.