BBC School Report News Day
The survey of more than 1,000 students was conducted by ComRes as part of BBC School Report’s annual News Day on March 16, which this year is themed around mental health and well-being in schools.
Half (50%) of those who said they had experienced negative feelings said they hadn’t asked for help, with a third (34%) of all 11-16 year olds questioned saying they would not feel confident enough to ask for help and support at school.
The survey is one of two commissioned by BBC School Report to assess how students and teachers feel about mental health provision for 11-16 year olds in UK schools.
BBC School Report works with 11-16 year olds, helping them to tell the stories that matter to them and giving them a chance to share their views on issues which affect their lives. More than 900 schools are involved in the project across the UK.
Schools are reporting on a range of subjects but this year the project has focused on mental health to reflect the number of young people with stories to tell and share on the subject.