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3 - The Impact of Relationships on Mental Health

from Part 1 - What Affects Children’s and Young People’s Mental Health?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 October 2022

Meinou Simmons
Affiliation:
Oxford City CAMHS
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Summary

Chapter 3 discusses the impact of relationships on children’s and young people’s mental health. We look in more detail at the links between mental health and a range of types of relationships, including family relationships, social and peer relationships, and romantic relationships and sex.

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A Guide to the Mental Health of Children and Young People
Q&A for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers
, pp. 71 - 88
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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Campaign to End Loneliness. July 2020. The Psychology of Loneliness: Why It Matters and What We Can Do. Available at www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/wp-content/uploads/Psychology_of_Loneliness_FINAL_REPORT.pdfGoogle Scholar
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The British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles. 2010–2012. National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles 3. Available at www.natsal.ac.ukGoogle Scholar
Government Office of Population Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services. Teenage Dating and Romantic Relationships Risks. Available at www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-development/healthy-relationships/dating/teenage-dating/index.htmlGoogle Scholar
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Useful Resources

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC, www.nspcc.org.uk) is a UK-based charity with lots of helpful information and a telephone and online helpline for children and families. It has useful resources on how to talk to children about sex and healthy relationships.

Brook (www.brook.org.uk) is a UK-based charity which runs several sexual and wellbeing services across the UK aimed mainly at young people. It also provides education and professional training. There’s also lots of excellent, up-to-date information on the website.

Barnardo’s (www.barnardos.org.uk) is a UK children’s charity set up to protect and support children with helpful information about how to keep safe and healthy, including a Family Space with information on different age ranges for parents and carers. It has also launched a schools education programme on healthy relationships called ‘Real Love Rocks’.

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