The purposeof this essay is to reflect on issues around depression and anxiety inteenagers living in Nottingham city.
Evidence shows that mental health disorderis a very big issue and it is essential as this can affect anyone regardless ofthe age, gender, colours or ethnicity. According to the National Institute forHealth and Care Excellence (NICE, 2013) anxiety in teenagers living in the UKhas been reported as the most common mental health disorder and other studieshave also shown that teenagers with anxiety are more luckily to suffer fromadditional mental health condition, like depression or have substance abuseissue, so early intervention is key. However, this essay will focus moreon depression and anxiety in teenagers living in Nottingham city butspecifically on Bilborough as focusing on a specific area effect on healthhelps to understand the determinants measures, levels of risk of the mostdeprived in a local area compared to other area and to consider which factorshould be prioritised to mental health within the wider Joint Strategic NeedsAssessment process. This essay is linked to sustainability as the keypoint of this module and it will examine mental health in general and morespecifically in teenagers living in Nottingham city including the varietyranging from mental wellbeing to severe and persistent mental disorders inteenagers that cause significant and interfere with the relationship and dailyfunctioning. The essay looks at issues around depreciation in relation toNottingham economy and it will focus on the higher priority regarding theirage, environment, and specific life condition including their race, genderwithin the city of Nottingham and in relation to disability data. This reportwill examine and evaluate the social capital of the community in terms of lifechances and opportunities. The report is going to consider social exclusion forpeople with mental health within the community in terms of education andmortality rates.This essay will look at the balance of diversityculture in terms of values looking at what other cultures celebrate and whatneeds improvement.
Then it will make conclusion about outcome thenevaluate and make recommendations if neededThis essay will compare areas such Nottingham city toBilborough area in relation to issues around teenagers affected by mentalhealth issues. Statically, researchers said that teenagers living in Bilborougharea are more likely stressed due to peer pressure associated with morechallenging economic and school or local environment. However, teenagers withlower expectation in bilborough area among those of more disadvantaged socialbackground are possibly less stressed.The main goal of the report is to address thestability of depression and anxiety across teenagers living in Nottinghamincluding the preventative measures and treatment and what does the localcouncil and the government are doing to tackle the issue. It will also look at the challengesof depression and anxiety in teenagers within the community and the barriers toaccesses facilities including what the stockholders and Nottingham city are upto prevent the early detection for those going through mental health issues.
The essay will identify rates of health risks behaviours among teenagersaffected by depression and anxiety such as nervousness, irritability, andproblems of sleeping and concentrating. However, various studyfinds Depression and anxiety disorders different, tough bothdisorders have similar symptoms, but each disorder has its own causesand its own emotional and behavioural symptoms. Mental health problems ofteenagers vary in their nature and severity and it affects how people feel,think and act. Young Minds (2006) maintained thatthere are factors that affect mental health including family history or mentalproblem, life experiences like an individual being abused or traumatised andthe biological issues such as brain chemistry and genes. However, Statisticsfrom a survey approved by the Department for education (2016) account thatdepression and anxiety have increased among teenage girls by 37% since a research(2005) in England, with more than a third recording symptom of distress whilethe rate is stable between teenage boys, 15% had fallen slightly.Researchers revealed that teenagers living in single-parent households inNottingham city or with stepfamilies, and those with a long-standing illness ordisability including poor sleeping affecting their education.Geographically,Bilborough area has the city wards of Aspley, Wollaton, Lee valley connected toits boundaries and situated on the way to the North -West of Nottingham cityand closed to M1 motorway according to the National Statistics and Nottinghamcity Council report (2001-2004).
Matt Jaram (2017) maintained that Nottinghamis one of the least congested town in the United Kingdom however fails onpollution. Nevertheless, clean hair is essential for health and wellbeing ofthe population. Hence, looking at the balance ofdiversity culture in terms of values compared to what other cultures celebrateand what needs improvement, the 2001 census revealed that the population of bilboroughcommunity is less ethnicallydiverse compared to Nottigham city with 10.4 % of residents beingnon-white British ethnic group different from 18.9 % in the city of Nottingham.
Office for National Statistics (2011) showsthat Bilborough ward has lower standard of home ownership and mainly withsemi-detached type of housing with the average level of 39% of social housingcontrasted with 18% of the national overall. The nation Data (2011) shows that 65% to 80 % of the residents living inBilborough are overweight and diabetics, 78% of female live longer compared tomales with 74%, and 46.35 % are Christian tough 5.40% of the community inBilborough ward comprises of faith rather than Christianity. Theclearest example of healthinequality for people living in Nottingham city is in life expectancywhich varies with the most deprived areas living up to ten years less comparedto those living in the most affluent communities. For instance, our lifeexpectancy remains lower than the National average life expectancy at 75.7 %for men and 80 % against 78% and 82.6 nationally.
However, there is a link to tackleinequalities between high level of deprivation of teenagers with depression andanxiety living in Nottingham city and the poor health outcomes though it stilla challenge. Second,extensive research reviewed that the relation between deprivation anddepression and anxiety is deprivation and inequality is associated with poorlife in addition with mental health, the prevalence of the psychotic disorderamong the poorest is nine-time higher than in the richest. For instance, teenagers who live in thedeprived city of Nottingham are more likely to need support from mental healthcare but less luckily to access support and to improve treatment.Data shows that, Nottingham city has high rates of depression and anxiety inteenagers compared to the National average and this can be due to healthinequalities among areas in Nottingham city in relation to deprivation andpoverty. Despite these health problems are reflected across Nottingham townthough some health problems are the most prevalent in certain areas and local. Accordingto local community needs, bilborough community offers different activities suchas social groups, clubs, covering health including fitness which makesteenagers engage and build their self- esteem and many other different interestlike drama and dance, craft and arts and much more. Despite that the healthprofile in Bilborough present apositive view of good choice of facilities, the image of general health for thecommunity is still bad in terms of long term illness and impairment which issignificantly higher than the national figure. The Public Health England (2017)under Mental Health and Wellbeing JSNA, prior local authorities andmulti-agencies are working together to meet a range of needs in the Nottinghamlocal areas, encourage teenagers with depression and anxiety tolive healthier life by doing physical activities, having more time to sleep,sharing problems with family and friend which can reduce the rate of depressionand anxiety in teenagers.
The stockholders are targeting the most vulnerable teenagers suffering withdepression and anxiety in Bilborough and other local areas by providing anoverview of the mental health care, especially providing more information andknowledge of mental health and wellbeing. Mental and wellbeing health programmein partnership with other stockholders are also working together meet a range of needs in theNottingham local areas while targeting the most vulnerable by providing anoverview of the mental health care, especially providing more information andknowledge of mental health and wellbeing and offering moresupport to the community of teenagers to improve the mental wellbeing and thehealth and wellbeing lifestyle in the community.The additional attention of anticipation of depressionand anxiety disorder in teenagers and any other form of mental health issuewill necessitate local achievement. The local authorities shouldstrengthen the link between mental health services and other stakeholders, workingin partnership with, primary care, 3rd sectors, educational institution, andlocal facilities such as the education sector working with health andwellbeing boards.Providing more support such as investing resourcesschools, in the community by creating freer activities as this could maketeenagers who are depressed feel empowered by helping each other with peers.Local analyses will be able to draw upon additional local data and these shouldbe reflected in Local teenagers with depression and anxiety transformationPlans. The local authorities have put resources inplace to support teenagers with depression and anxiety to be able to sharetheir problems with their families or friends regarding their emotions, as itis always the case that a problem shared is a problem resolved, though that isnot enough, to tackle depression and anxiety in relation to mental healthissues affecting teenagers.
.In conclusion, depression and anxiety disorder inteenagers confers a strong risk and it may be preceded by anxiety anddepression in adolescence. The government should consider depression andanxiety disorder in teenagers as a priority as the two disorders are some ofthe most common psychiatric conditions afflicting teenagers, additionally, theearly intervention is needed as this can have a lasting impact.