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action for children christmas covid report reveals millions of parents would cancel christmas if they could

december 2020

Action for Children have released a new report detailing the devastating impact that Covid is having on the mental health of parents, carers and children across the UK.

The survey carried out by YouGov reveals some shocking statistics that highlight just how much these troubling times are causing children's mental health to worsen. Notable statistics show that:

  • Half of children (49%) are reporting anxiety

  • More than a third (38%) were scared of getting ill or dying

  • A third (33%) were feeling lonely

  • A quarter of children (26%) felt angry

  • One in five (22%) parents reported them having mood swings or panic attacks

  • And more than one in eight (13%) children were suffering nightmares

Read the full report here: www.actionforchildren.org.uk/media-centre/millions-parents-say-theyd-cancel-christmas-if-they-could

"as the country faces covid-hit celebrations, one in six (17%) parents would cancel Christmas this year if they could¹ and over half uk children (57%) think their parents will be worried about making it a happy time for their family"

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