Gender, Emotional Well-being and Mental Health

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has published a report looking at young people’s views on gender, emotional well-being and mental health. Findings from a survey of more than 100 young people aged between 12 and 24 include: young people are very aware of expectations on boys and men to be strong and not show emotion; some girls and young women described feeling that, when they try to share difficulties with adults, they are seen as hormonal and over-emotional; transexual young people reported that gender stereotypes affected how they coped with difficulties: specifically, decisions about exercise, diet and relaxation.

Source: NCB  Date: 29 August 2017

Further information: Just getting on: young people’s views on gender, emotional well-being and mental health (PDF)