Mental health: young people in crisis waiting hours for A&E help

Thousands of young people undergoing a mental health crisis, including those who are potentially suicidal, are having to wait more than four hours for A&E care, NHS figures show. Almost a fifth of the...

Smartphones and mental health

Researchers from King’s College London have published findings following a systematic review looking at problematic smartphone usage (PSU) and associated mental health outcomes amongst children and young...

Violence in children’s relationships ‘a public health issue’

So many young people experience violence in relationships it should be prioritised like substance misuse or smoking, a study has said. Cardiff University researchers questioned 75,000 11 to 16-year-olds, a...

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Smartphones and mental health

Researchers from King’s College London have published findings following a systematic review looking at problematic smartphone usage (PSU) and associated mental health outcomes amongst children and young people. Findings indicate that: 10-30% of...

‘End human rights abuse’ in mental-health hospitals

The human rights of many young people with learning disabilities and autism in mental health hospitals in England are being breached, MPs and peers say. The Joint Committee on Human Rights says hospitals can inflict “terrible suffering on...