One in 10 children have mental-health difficulties. A new online service means help is at hand. Victoria Neumark reports
A 10th of British children at any one time suffer emotional, behavioural or concentration difficulties, according to government figures. And Robert Goodman, who masterminded the Department of Health (DoH) surveys that produced these dramatic figures, says we should all be appalled by them. “If it had been diabetes, it would have been a national scandal,” he says.
That’s why Goodman, who is professor of brain and behavioural medicine at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry and the Maudsley hospital, has put “well over £100,000” of his and his family’s money into creating a website to help those children and their families and teachers.
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