Mental Health Training for foster carers
Mental health still has a stigma around it, hindering young people to talk to family and friends and to seek professional help. Mental health and emotional issues often develop during adolescence or early adulthood. Over half of mental ill health starts by age 15 and 75% by age 18. Mental health issues are common, especially depression, anxiety and misuse of alcohol.
- 10% of children and young people aged 5-16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder
- For those aged 15 to 34 suicide is the most common form of death
Regional Foster placements would like to support foster carers to be able to make it ok for young people to talk about their mental health so we are offering training in Mental Health for Foster Carers.