Published on 22/02/2010
Inconsistent mental health care provision is putting young Brits at a disadvantage, according to a new report from Ofsted.
The study highlighted the importance of accessing proper treatment at the right time for mental health problems, particularly for patients of an early age.
John Goldup, director of development for social care at Ofsted, said: "The stigma attached to mental health and the language used to describe it is very rooted in a whole range of social and cultural factions.
"It is not easy to overcome, but that doesn't mean we don't have to continue to work to overcome it. It is about action on a national scale and local scale."
Research from YoungMinds shows that one in ten children and young people aged between five and 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder.
In October 2009, the Mental Health Foundation called on the government and NHS to commit more to researching mental illness, which causes 15 per cent of the country's disease burden but receives just five per cent of total health research funds.
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