BBC: Girls face more pressure to be a perfect teenager

Press/Media: Research

Period17 Mar 2022

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  • TitleGirls face more pressure to be a perfect teenager
    Media name/outletBBC
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionTeenage girls sleep and exercise less than boys, and are three times as likely to report struggling with their mental health, a study suggests.

    Those are among findings drawn from the experiences of almost 40,000 teenagers across Greater Manchester.

    Young people worked with academics to devise a questionnaire for the BeeWell research project.

    It is thought to be the largest attempt to analyse young people's wellbeing in one region, and runs for three years.

    *covered by BBC Radio Manchester, BBC News and many other BBC radio stations.*
    PersonsNeil Humphrey


  • girls mental health
  • wellbeing
  • child mental health