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Insults about mental health issues are becoming more commonplace, with words like "retard", "weirdo" and "psycho" heard in everyday language, a report claims. It suggests that more than four in five (81%) young people say they have heard harmful language and negative stereotypes used about people experiencing mental health difficulties.…
NHS treatment for children with mental health problems is shockingly poor, the Children's Commissioner for England has said. In a new report to MPs, Anne Longfield said she was "very concerned that children's inability to access mental health support" was leading to a whole range of extra problems, "from school…
A foster carer is launching a claim over her employment rights in what could be a landmark legal case. Sarah Anderson, who is used by Hampshire County Council, argues that she is a worker and entitled to rights including holiday pay. The Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB) will…
Three teenage brothers who developed a "narcissistic cult" mentality and came to believe there was no point leaving home, socialising or going to school, should leave their mother's care, a High Court judge has concluded. They formed a "group identity" and "saw themselves as intellectually superior and separate to the…
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