NSPCC warns of lockdown’s toll on children’s mental health

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Sumary of NSPCC warns of lockdown’s toll on children’s mental health:

  • The NSPCC said its counsellors had heard from children who were feeling isolated, anxious and insecure after being cut off from their usual social support networks..
  • Some children had developed eating disorders such as binge eating and bulimia for the first time, while others with existing eating disorders had reported worse symptoms or had relapsed, the charity found..
  • The figures reveal that counselling sessions for eating and body image disorders rose by 32% from 335 per month before the March lockdown to 443 afterwards….

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