One in three young people suffering mental health troubles, survey finds

All 5,555 participants took part in a research exercise using the CES-D scale, which asks 20 questions about someone’s mental welfare and yields a potential maximum score of 60.

A third of the teenagers had a score of at least 20, which meant Action for Children recommended that they receive treatment to help them as part of the charity’s “blues programme”. It offers psychological support to pupils who are feeling depressed.