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Kids’ mental health takes hit in pandemic – 7NEWS.com.au

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in an increased number of kids seeking mental health support but one expert says the full impact won’t be known for years.

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There has been a massive increase in children under 12 seeking help from a children’s mental health app and experts say the full impact of the coronavirus epidemic won’t be understood for some time.
Smiling Mind, a mental health service for students, has recorded a spike in people accessing its free mobile phone app during COVID-19.
The app, used by more than six million people, has seen a 350 per cent increase from children under 12 and 150 per cent from parents.
“I don’t think we’ve fully seen…

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