[PDF] FightingFor report

Young Minds
Publication date:
28 March 2018


This report shows that while most people believe that there is less stigma about mental health than there used to be, young people and parents face a huge range of barriers to finding the right support.Young Minds conducted two major surveys with more than 2,700 young people who have looked for support for their mental health and more than 1,600 parents whose children have looked for support. 
The findings showed that:

  • Only 9% of young people and 6% of parents reported that they had found it easy to get the support they needed. 66% of young people and 84% of parents reported they had found it difficult.
  • Only 6% of young people and 3% of parents agreed that there is enough support for children and young people with mental health problems. 81% of young people and 94% of parents disagreed.