Your Voice Your Health Camden Series: Mental Health Report April 2024

Mental health and well-being of young people in England is in steep decline leading to unprecedented demand for mental health support.

Rates of probable mental health disorders in children and young people (8-25 years old) jumped from one in nine in 2017, to one in five in 2023.

Analysis of local and national data in 2021 found that Camden had the second highest prevalence of severe and enduring mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and other psychoses, out of all the other North Central London boroughs (Barnet,Enfield, Haringey, and Islington).

In November 2023, Camden Council focused their annual public health report on adolescent health, recognising this period as a formative stage for both immediate and long-term mental health and well-being.