Social Media: Impact to mental health in young people

Credit: ITV West Country

In the latest Children's Commissioner report it found the South West has the highest level of emotional disorders in children and young people in the UK.

Figures in the report were gathered by NHS Digital which found children with mental health disorders spend more time on screens.

ITV West Country explored the impact of social media and mental health through a Facebook Live chat.

You can find more information on the following websites:

  • http://healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk/resource-centre/external-links/youngminds-parents-helpline/

  • https://kidshelpline.com.au/parents/issues/social-media-and-safety

And you can contact Focus Counselling on 01225 33 00 96. Jan Robertson who features in our Facebook live chat is the CEO there.