School punishments ‘worsen vulnerable children’s mental health’

Vulnerable children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are being further traumatised through school punishments such as being secluded and excluded, according to a mental health charity. Read...

‘Far too many are struggling’: are universities failing autistic students?

Matthew Moffatt, who is autistic, struggled when he started at De Montfort University. “When I saw how busy my lecture theatre was, it was terrifying,” he says. “My sense of panic is through the roof and I’m...

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...

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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...