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The COVID-19 pandemic has increased children's exposure to environmental and social stressors. The effects of social isolation, which have been linked to an increase in depressive and anxiety symptoms, have been linked to school closings, online learning, and the discontinuation of outdoor physical activities. Lockdowns have also made parent-child pairs more stressed, which has a negative effect on children's mental health. The greater likelihood of children being neglected physically, emotionally, and verbally is a severe effect of parental seclusion. This study demonstrates that different estimations of the COVID-19 pandemic's effects on children's mental health have been published. To shape strategic objectives and care delivery models within paediatric hospital systems, the researchers' ongoing identification and analysis of the major influences on behaviours related to seeking medical attention will be crucial. Given the results of the aforementioned research, it seems improbable that the populations served by non-pediatric hospitals' needs for mental and behavioural health resources remained constant. Families may have sought pediatric-specific care as a result of the pandemic's more severe anxiety and depressive symptoms. The study makes a significant contribution to our knowledge of the constantly changing requirements of kids and teenagers who seek mental health care. When future constraints in the paediatric mental health infrastructure arise, the study's useful insights may enable paediatric hospitals to develop more flexible tactics and strengthen advocacy within public health and governmental institutions to better serve the mental health needs of patients.