Survey: Almost half think technology detrimental to young
on 17/09/2013 10:02:48
A survey found that 45% of those with a child under 16 in the home feel strongly that their children are being negatively affected by technology.
The Pfizer Health Index also found that nine out of ten people believe depression, anxiety and mental health issues have increased during the recession.
The survey said that 36% of repondents claim it caused divisions in the family; 34% say it caused other physical illnesses and about a quarter said that it caused relationship or marital difficulties.
Dr Claire Hayes, Clinical Director of Aware, said: "I would urge anybody experiencing anxiety as a result of financial difficulties, job loss or indeed any kind of stress, to talk to someone who can help, be that a health professional or a support organisation such as Aware.
"Financial difficulties can seem overwhelming and it is important to access support for both strands - the mental health impact and also the financial issues themselves.
"Many agencies including Aware provide free, accessible supports including programmes based on cognitive behavioural therapy that can encourage people to focus on helpful actions they can take in order to make a difference to their situation."