This week marks Children's Mental Health Week.
According to Mental Health UK, between one in every ten children between the ages of 5 and 17 suffer from a psychiatric disorder.
These illnesses are likely to persist into adulthood.
Clement Manyathela speaks to Clinical psychologist Candice Cowen about children's mental health.
If we can intervene early with kids we prevent things from developing later on into serious adult psychiatric issues.— Candice Cowen, Clinical psychologist
Parents should get educated on what is developmentally appropriate. For different ages, there are different things that children act out.— Candice Cowen, Clinical psychologist
Sometimes with psychiatric issues, they develop into abnormal behaviour and it affects many areas of their life such as school, academic and they don't want to socialise.— Candice Cowen, Clinical psychologist
Listen to the full interview below...