Girls’ Attitudes Survey 2015 : Girls are failing to find adequate support with their mental well-being

girlguiding-logoGirlguiding Chief Executive, Julie Bentley, said: ‘The findings in this year’s Girls’ Attitudes Survey provide a stark warning about the fragile state of UK girls’ well-being’ Girls are failing to find adequate support with their mental well-being: Nearly three in five girls aged 11 to 21 say that mental health is awkward to talk about (57%), rising to two-thirds of girls aged 17 to 21(66%). Fewer than half of girls aged 11 to 16 say that they have talked about mental health during lessons at school (44%). Just over half of girls aged 11 to 21 feel that they don’t know enough about mental health issues amongst young people (53%), and that they would like to know more about where to get help and support for mental health issues (52%).

You can read more about the findings in the blogs from Girlguiding Advocate Katherine Bradfield and Chief Guide Gill Slocombe.

 

 

 

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