Introduction: look at the challenges face by

Introduction: This essay on mental ill
health in children and young persons in Nottingham will focus on anxiety and
depression in children and young people. It will examine what is anxiety
and depression in children and young persons and what the Nottingham
city council and other multiagency are doing to look after those going through
this health issue and what can be done to provide for early detection and
prevention. This essay will look at the challenges face by victims of Anxiety
and depression within the community and access to services. Attention will also
be paid to the challenges service providers face in reaching out to this user
group.

 

Mental health vary in terms of mental wellbeing to
long lasting mental disorders. This may bring about distress and may impact on
relationship and day to day living However there exists little statistics on
the prevalence and incidence of anxiety and depression among children and young
persons in Nottingham. The only accurate data is from the Office for National Statistics
(ONS) (2004).  According to (Green et al,
2004) research revealed that one in ten school-aged children in Great Britain
had a clinically recognisable mental health disorder. Among those surveyed 6%
had a conduct disorder, 4% had an emotional disorder (e.g. anxiety or
depression), the author argued that  Boys
were more likely than girls to have a mental health disorder and in particular,
were more likely to suffer from conduct or hyperkinetic disorders. Whereas the
Girl child may experience more emotional health related issues compared to the
boy child. Mental health issues are predominate among the 11-16 years compared to
the 5-10 years.

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According the office for National
statistics in (2011 to 2012) revealed that 1 in 8 children age 10 to 15
presented symptoms of mental ill health the data revealed in 2017 that the boy
child is 11% more likely to have mental ill health compared to the girl at 8%. According to child and adolescent mental health
services (CAMHS) Depression and anxiety has been on a higher side by 70% per
cent for the past 25 years running there has been an increase in the number of
children and young persons presented with psychiatric problems at A&E since
2009 to 2016 according to survey for parent zone. This they said is a difficult
moment for teachers and parents. The Government new funding for child and adolescent
mental health services (CAMHS) received less than 0.6 per cent of the total NHS
budget.

Report published by
to Joint health, Well-Being Strategy for Nottingham (2013-2018) revealed a
higher percentage of children, and young persons identified in Nottingham with
mental ill heath as compared to East Midland. Mental ill health among children
and young person’s accounts for the high mortality in Nottingham city. However, the Joint health and Well-Being Strategy
for Nottingham (2013-2018) maintained that there are geographical differences
across Nottingham concerning prevalence of deaths relating to mental ill
health. Inequalities, deprivation, mental health and prisoners. In an effort to
Improving the wider determinants of health and factors affecting health and
wellbeing and health inequalities. The Joint health and Well-Being Strategy for
Nottingham (2013-2018) adopted different strategies to tackle Anxiety and
depression in children and young persons in partnership with joined up solutions
with focus on early interventions and prevention of mental ill health in
children and young people in line with legislation, campaigns, media work and
harm minimisation. The Nottingham city Clinical commissioning
group offer support and services that help children and young people with
mental health issues get back on their feet from prevention to hospital
treatment these services is free at the point of delivery through the GP
PRACTICE they offer psychological support known as talking therapies. Working
with other multi-agency providing primary care on mental health for children
and young people such as (Wellness in mind), providing information,
advice and support for children and young people going through anxiety and depression.
The Nottingham city working with primary health and Wellbeing College
(Nottinghamshire healthcare NHS foundation trust) offer educational services
focused on support through self-management to get through depression and
anxiety. The Nottingham city in collaboration with (STEPS) offer a
community base services that promotes mental awareness and wellbeing within the
black, Asian and minority ethnic communities (BAME). (OPEN DOOR PROJECT)
working with Nottingham city council offer children and young people with
depression and anxiety recovery social activities example coping skills
courses, discussion groups, cookery classes, walking, Art, reading and
relaxation .other services are ( YOUR Voice, YOUR CHOICE) they offer
advocacy services for young people with mental ill health.

The NOTTINGHAM
CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP and personalised interventions, cessation.
However, given help and advices on healthy lifestyles as to make healthy
choices and reduce health issues The priorities of Nottingham city include community inclusion,
Public Health promotion with Health theme, Funding and safety, such as crime
and anti-social behaviour ASB, community theme, Environmental concerns as in
cleaner and safer environment working and unemployment ratio.

According to Joint Strategic Needs
Assessment (JSNA) in order to reduce the prevalence of Anxiety and depression
in Nottingham city some strategic goals have been implemented, such as
improvement of infant health, decrease in mortality and management of long term
illnesses mental health and wellbeing, reduction in drug and alcohol related
illnesses by (2020) In conclusion, resident should be made to feel as valued
members of the community with a sense of inclusion and be treated equally by
the local authority to promote health and well-being in Nottingham city
Creating equal opportunity of employment, good access to health care, reducing
crime rate, poverty and deprivation will make residents feel valued in their
community.

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