BBC: 'Children's mental health is parents' greatest concern'

The BBC have published a fascinating article highlighting how a child's mental health is now their parent's number one health concern.

Some 40% of 2,267 parents surveyed by Action for Children said their children's emotional well-being was a primary concern. Among mothers, this rose to 47%, according to the charity's analysis of data collected by YouGov last year.

Some 32% of the parents surveyed said their children's diet and weight was a concern, while 21% worried about serious illnesses like cancer, 20% feared long-term health conditions like asthma or diabetes and 10% worried about allergies and food intolerance.

The differences between the fears of mothers and fathers was most marked on mental health.