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Children and Young People’s Mental Health

How are charities coping with a rise in children and young people seeking mental health support?

About this event

Join us in-person for the launch of our new report which explores how charities are coping with a rise in children and young people seeking mental health support. And how funders can best support this area of work.

The state of children and young people’s mental health in the UK makes for difficult reading. According to recent survey data from NHS Digital, one in five young people living in England aged between 8 and 25 years had a probable mental health disorder in 2023.

However, with NHS mental health services struggling to meet demand across the UK, charities are fast becoming the last line of defence in the fight for young people’s mental health.

In this event we will share our key findings on:

  • The current landscape for children and young people’s mental health.
  • How charities are adapting to increasing demand.
  • Priority areas that need urgent investment from funders.


The event will be chaired by Emily Wheeler, NPC Trustee, who will be joined by Ndidi Okezie, Chief Executive, UK Youth; Antonio Ferreira, Multi-award-winning Mental Health Activist & Anti-Racism Campaigner and Anne Kent-Taylor, Charity Director, Blue Smile.

Event timing:

  • 11.15am arrival and refreshments
  • 11.30am presentations and discussion
  • 12.30pm networking and refreshments
  • 1.15pm close.

Location: Cazenove Capital, 1 London Wall Place, London, EC2Y 5AU

Thank you to Cazenove Capital for their support with our event.



We are actively working to improve the accessibility of our online and in-person events. As part of our commitment, for all online events we use live closed captions and upload the recordings to YouTube which has the capability to select subtitles. For in-person events we strive to use accessible venues. Please email us at events@thinkNPC.org if we can assist you further.


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