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The Rt Hon Paul Burstow, former Minister of State for Care Services and Professor of Mental Health Policy at the University of Birmingham, is to chair a new Birmingham Policy Commission focusing on mental health promotion and illness prevention across society. The Commission will have a particular focus on children…
Newsreader Mark Austin has said the care of people with mental illness in the UK is not sufficient and more funding is required to combat an "epidemic" among youngsters. The former ITV newscaster spoke of his daughter Maddy's battle with anorexia in her teens in a Sunday Times article, and…
A new course to help professionals identify mental health risks amongst children and young people has been developed by Sheffield Hallam University. Following the Prime Minister's pledge to 'transform' attitudes to mental health, academics from the University's Nursing and Midwifery department will be launching the year-long post-graduate certificate in child,…
Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive treatment, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. This comes as Prime Minister…
A rapid mixed methods evidence review of current provision and key principles for commissioning. Public Health England (PHE) commissioned The Children’s Society to undertake scoping research in early 2016, to understand some of the opportunities and challenges currently facing those now responsible for commissioning and delivering young people’s specialist substance…
A review of services for children and young people in Shetland has found evidence of significant improvement following an earlier inspection. Inspectors recently returned to the Shetland Community Planning Partnership to assess progress made following an inspection in July 2015 which identified an area of concern which needed improvement. To…
Thousands of young people at risk of homelessness this Christmas face dangerous choices in a bid to find somewhere safe to sleep, a charity has warned. Desperate measures include staying with a stranger and committing crimes, Centrepoint said, as it declared society is facing a crisis in youth homelessness, possibly…
Social media is helping fuel a nation of "deeply unhappy" children, a charity has warned, as it published new figures showing a rise in self-harm. Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) found 18,778 children aged 11…
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