This document explores research evidence on the role of gender in emotional and mental health and well-being.
It focuses on children and young people's coping strategies and help-seeking behaviours, and how parents/carers, schools and public services respond to individuals' mental health needs. It includes evidence relating to specific groups of children particularly affected by mental health inequalities.
This is part of a range of resources exploring children and young people’s mental health from a gender perspective, which also includes a examples of gender-sensitive practice and findings from engagement with young people. The resources aim to inform understanding of, and responses to, children and young people’s different experiences, coping strategies and help-seeking behaviours.