According to a survey by the Children’s Society one in ten children in the UK, aged eight to 16, are unhappy.

(The main cause is family, but the survey also found that children who did not have clothes to ‘fit in’ with peers were three times more likely to have a feeling of low well-being than those that did, and one in ten children were unhappy about their relationships with teachers; one in six being unhappy about the amount they felt they were being listened to at school. The main thing is 500,000 unhappy children is no laughing matter.)