Publication - Statistics

Mental health and wellbeing among adolescents in Scotland: profile and trends

Published: 3 Nov 2015
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781785447822

Mental Health and Wellbeing among Adolescents in Scotland looks at trends and key associations for the mental health of boys and girls aged 13 and 15. The report found that friendships and a positive experience of school are the two things most closely aligned with mental wellbeing. Other factors include playing sport at least once a week, belonging to a club, expecting to go to university and reading books. Deprivation and poorer physical health both correlate with lower mental wellbeing.

Mental health and wellbeing among adolescents in Scotland: profile and trends
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