LONDON — The number of children and young people in the UK seeking help for anxiety has risen dramatically, with many citing concerns about world affairs as the cause.
According to the UK’s leading children’s charity NSPCC, there has been a 35 percent increase in anxiety in the past year and children as young as eight have contacted the charity to discuss their fears and worries.
During the past six months, the NSPCC’s Childline helpline has received approximately 6,500 calls — which equates to 36 per day — in which anxiety was named as the main problem
The charity revealed that children and young people have said that world affairs such as the EU referendum, the US presidential election and troubles in the Middle East are reasons for their anxiety. Read more…