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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust to support URAStar

1 in 10 Children suffer mental health problems

1 in 10 Children suffer mental health problems

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) is the latest organisation to pledge their allegiance to the URAStar concert at the NIA on 24 March.

BSMHFT is hoping to use the concert to raise awareness of the mental health issues that afflict thousands of young people up and down the country. Ignorance towards the ailments of ADHD, OCD etc is one of the biggest problems BSMHFT face and the Summer Hill Road based trust are looking to social spokesmen like Witness to provide some much needed direction and knowledge to local children on the effects and causes of mental illness.

Well in excess of 125,000 children in Britain suffer from mental illness meaning one in ten under 15 year olds are afflicted. While many severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, do not present themselves until late adolescence, children can suffer from a range of emotional disorders such as anxieties, phobias and obsessive disorders. Teenagers also have higher rates of suicidal depression than adults.

BSMHFT are keen supporters of many local events and regularly have representation at events all across Birmingham. they have recently supported large events such as Franfurt German Market, Christmas Light celebrations, Diwali, St Patrick’s Day and Gay Pride.

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