The Evidence Based Practice Unit at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and University College London (UCL) have published an evidence briefing looking at developmental trends in mental health problems and subjective wellbeing and how these vary for boys and girls in England. A 2017-2019 longitudinal study of more than 10,000 young people found that girls report increasing levels of difficulties between early and mid-adolescence, whereas boys report fairly stable levels of difficulties over time.
Read the news story: New evidence is a wake-up call on the mental health of girls
Read the report: Learning from HeadStart: the mental health and wellbeing of adolescent
boys and girls (PDF)
Source: Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Date: 05 February 2020