Young People

Young people and the pressure to achieve more at school

One in five children could be at risk of mental health issues as a result of the the 'pressure to achieve' at school, a new study suggests. The research surveyed 850,000 seven to 14-year-olds in the UK and found that 20% of those surveyed had negative feelings towards school and struggle with issues like self-regard and their perceived capabilities as learners. Dr Adam Boddison, chief executive of charity nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs) commented on the report stating 'these often-hidden attitudinal issues can have a big impact on attainment'.