PRIMARY school children have been plagued by mental health issues during the coronavirus lockdown, research suggests. Children aged four to 10 years have shown increased behavioural problems over the last three months including tantrums and arguments. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates A study conducted by Professor Cathy Creswell at Oxford University found that youngsters in this age group were showing signs of feeling unhappy or worried, being clingy, as well as experiencing some physical symptoms linked to worry. This is while teenagers were restless but did not appear as emotional. More than 10,000 parents and carers are taking part in the survey that tracks mental health effects on children during the pandemic.And 1,000 adolescents also took part. In the first follow-up survey almost 3,000 parents and 600 teenagers responded. The Sun has previously launched the You’re Not Alone campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues and encourage people to seek help. Experts have now warned that we need to take care of “some of the most vulnerable” in our society after the results found children were at a high risk of developing mental health issues due to the lockdown and the restrictions.Prof Creswell said:… Read full this story
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