Family breakdown top cause of poor child mental health

Nov 19, 2017 by

Press release from The Marriage Foundation:

Family breakdown is the biggest factor behind the UK’s child mental health crisis, a new Marriage Foundation report has found.

More than a third of (36 per cent) children whose parents had split up reported poor mental health, compared to only a fifth (22 per cent) with parents who were still together.

The Marriage Foundation report, the first UK analysis to compare children’s mental health to their parents’ marital status, happiness and stability, has found the mere fact of having married parents acts as a buffer against poor mental health…


…Harry Benson, research director of Marriage Foundation, the think tank dedicated to promoting stable families, commented: “Mental health problems during childhood cast a long shadow over future life chances, affecting work, relationships and well-being on into adulthood.

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See also: Five reasons why ‘no-fault divorce’ would be a disaster for marriage, from Coalition for Marriage

Strong families can resist the new sexual revolution, by Veronika Winkels, MercatorNet

But the Archbishop of Canterbury takes a different view: he “warns churches must learn to embrace complex modern families”, by Steve Doughty, MailOnline


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