The consequences Covid-19 could be “catastrophic” for the welfare of generations of isolation without urgent early intervention, Bernardo is a warning.
The last digits after you warned earlier this month that more than half of the weekly 4,000 calls from children and young people up to the Leeds charity TV program Covid-19 pandemic associated with mental health problems.
Childline is concerned that during the alarm, some vulnerable children may be abused at home, which could be detected if they go to school and communicate with friends.
Said Bernardo 4,000 children and young people aged eight to 24 years in the UK were asked how they felt during the alarm in the online YouGov survey for the charity in the period between 15 may and 2 June.
More than a third said they experienced an increase of mental health problems and well-being, including loneliness, anxiety, depression and stress.
A third also said that they have more sleep problems that can negatively affect school work, behaviour and family life.
More than two thirds of respondents said that seeing their friends was one of the three most difficult things about Lockdown.
And more than half said that they experience boredom.
Bernardo chief Executive Javed Khan said: “Covid-19 pandemic is a traumatic event which led to increased anxiety and stress for everyone, but especially children and young people who have had their lives turned into a crisis.
“Our survey results show that more than a third of children already experiencing mental health problems.
“Once you add other vulnerabilities in the mixture with the castle and social exclusion, the consequences can be catastrophic for an entire generation.
“Domestic violence has increased and poverty is increasing – it means children experience traumatic events, which may have an impact on your life.
“Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) children, most likely, have lost family members to the crisis and struggles with anxiety”.
Bernardo also surveyed more than a thousand of its staff in April, Who said, anxiety and sleep disturbance were the two main challenges of mental health for children and young people with whom they work.
Loneliness and isolation are major problems of these children and young people.
More than two thirds of staff Bernardo, working directly with children and families stated that they support people with increasing mental health problems in connection with Covid-19 flash.
But 35 percent of employees stated that they do not have what they need to support vulnerable consumers with mental health difficulties.
Charitable organization urges the government to invest in the program to address children and mental health of young people during the summer holidays and during term time, to mitigate the impact of closing schools.
Separately interviewed 113 service users aged 13 to 25, such as children in care, care graduates, young carers, disabled people, refugees and sexual violence survivors.
Many of these young people was related to services not yet locked the doors and become more vulnerable and isolated from the beginning, the charity said.
He fears that block led to the aggravation of mental health problems in already vulnerable children and young people whose problems were hidden from teachers and other adults, due to lack of social contacts.
A 20-year-old care leaver told the charity: “it’s not as easy as people think it’s easy, you just stay in the house until you have to do something is fine but this is not so, for a large number of people inside yourself, you feel trapped, you’re trapped with your thoughts.”
According to the NHS digital, one of eight five-to-19-year-olds have already had mental state of health before the pandemic coronavirus.
It comes as more than 146 organizations, including Bernardo, called on the Prime Minister, the priorities of children as much as health and the economy in the plans of the syndrome recovery of the nation.
Charities, teachers and front-line services say that children faced “unprecedented threats to their childhood and life chances” and deserve an “unprecedented response.”
Boris Johnson also called for the protection of the most vulnerable children and young people, including those with disabilities, mental disorders, children who have been abused, and those from minority communities.
Extract from 146 organizations, in particular, said: “the Government, for obvious reasons, has so far focused on the immediate health and economic consequences.
“The time has come for the nation to put a strong, secure arm around your children to stop childhood will be ripped off, and chances of life.”
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