Use of antidepressants
In Scotland, 5,572 children under 18 were prescribed antidepressants for anxiety and depression in 2016. This figure has more than doubled since 2009/2010.
Nutrition and poor mental health
Omega-3 fatty acids
Hope for the future?
The use of food supplements offers an alternative approach that has the potential to make a significant difference to the mental health of all age groups.
This resource is part of the 'Wellbeing and Mental Health Collection' created by the Open University in Wales. You can learn more and find courses, articles and other activities on the collection's homepage.