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Two teenage moped riders have each been jailed for more than 20 years after stabbing a charity youth worker to death during a violent robbery spree. Nathan Gilmaney, 19, and Troy Thomas, 18, tried to rob as many people as possible, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake on…
Two teenagers have been jailed over the fatal stabbing of a youth worker who confronted a group of drug dealers outside his home. Omid Saidy (pictured) was knifed in the neck after he chased two teenagers from outside his house near Parsons Green, south-west London. The 20-year-old had gone after…
Young people are experiencing a "double epidemic" of obesity and mental health problems, the head of NHS England has warned. Chief executive Simon Stevens (pictured) said the issues were key priorities as the health service, which is marking its 70th year, looks to the future. But he said technology companies…
Researchers in Glasgow have developed a new online tool to help identify young people with emerging signs of mental health problems, such as psychosis. Nearly one third of the participants using the screening tool, which was created by researchers at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, were…
The prevalence of recent cocaine use among young adults in England and Wales is the highest in Europe, a study from the EU's drug monitoring agency suggests. Analysis cited 2016 figures indicating that 4% of 16 to 34-year-olds had taken the class A substance in the previous 12 months. The…
Concerns about a career, money, housing, education and social media could be fuelling a rise in mental health problems for millennials. Adolescents feel under more pressure to be successful at school and worry about their job prospects and getting on the housing ladder when they are older. As the awareness…
Rapper Big Narstie has hit out at a shortfall in mental health care, claiming it is leading to a generation of youngsters being forced into crime. The musician, 32, acts as an agony uncle for young people through his alter ego, Uncle Pain, on YouTube and is to release a…
New practical guidance for universities to tackle gender-based violence on campus has been published. Guidance and training for staff, better data collection and well-publicised support information for students are some of the recommendations set out in the toolkit, which has been produced by the University of Strathclyde and funded by…
The purpose of this Evidence Review is to examine the latest practice, policy and evidence, bringing together social work in the 21st century, and reforms to support families with disabled children and young people. The authors are experts, from a range of backgrounds and professions, who share a passion and…
Ministers spent £5 million preparing a policy that affected 90 people in its first three months before it was scrapped, according to new figures. Last month Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey announced a U-turn on the policy to remove automatic entitlement to housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds, which…
A vast majority of the British public think time spent on social media is harming young people's wellbeing, a poll suggests. Four in five people support tighter regulation of the platforms to reduce perceived negative impact on issues like depression, anxiety, and lack of sleep. The figures, from polling commissioned…
Welfare reforms are contributing to homelessness among 16 to 24-year-olds by affecting their ability to access and sustain housing, a charity has warned. According to a survey by Homeless Link, a charity that works with rough sleepers, 92% of respondents identified delayed Universal Credit payments as having an impact on…
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