Lorimer Fostering

Mental Health in Children 

Lorimer Fostering Infographic.

Mental illness in children is far more common than you might think. 1 in 10 children and young people between the ages of 5 and 16 are suffering from a diagnosable mental health disorder. 

This infographic helps you recognise the warning signs. If you are either looking after someone else’s child or have decided to foster a child, then it is easy to mistake their symptoms of mental illness for misbehaviour. If you have not raised the child, then it is difficult to compare their mood swings, behaviour and actions to their usual self.