The National Children’s Bureau and the Centre for Longitudinal Studies has published a report on mental ill health at the age of 17. 16% of teenagers report high levels of psychological distress by age 17, finds a new study led by UCL researchers based on data collected in 2018-19. The findings also show 24% of young people report self-harming and 7% report self-harming with suicidal intent at age 17.

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