Eleven parliamentarians and experts in children’s welfare sign a letter calling on the government to expand the limited provision for young people exposed to parental conflict

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. We welcome the recent publication of the green paper Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision and its acknowledgment of the impact of inter-parental relationships on children’s and young people’s mental health.

However, we are concerned that having recognised the ubiquitous nature of this issue – with one in 10 of the 11 million children under 16 in the UK being exposed to potentially damaging levels of conflict between parental couples – the green paper proposes addressing the issue solely in workless households, through the Department for Work and Pensions.

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Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder; it is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".