One in three children ‘suffer from loneliness’

A third of children feel lonely and could be at risk of long-term mental and physical health problems, a charity has warned.

 A survey of children found that more than one in three had felt lonely in the past week. 

A study by Action for Children into the impact of loneliness on children, young people and families included a poll of more than 500 children, which found that more than a third (39 per cent) had felt lonely in the past week.

The charity has warned that sustained loneliness can have a life-long impact on children’s mental and physical health, contributing to stress, depression, anxiety, paranoia and heart disease.

Read the full article on this link to Children and Young People Now

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