How do we promote mental and physical health among young people?

How do we promote mental and physical health among young people?

The statistics show that more and more children and young people in Helsingborg suffer from mental health problems. This is especially true for girls in their teens, where self-rated health has also deteriorated greatly in recent years.

Since the mid-1980s, the proportion of young people who report having recurrent psychosomatic symptoms has doubled, and almost half of 15-year-olds have this type of problem. At the same time, we move too little, especially this applies to young girls. This leads to long-term health effects such as learning problems and reduced well-being. How can we strengthen the mental health of children and young people? How can we get young girls to move more? How can we promote mental health in the school environment and teach young people to better manage stress?

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