Depression in children and young people: identification and management

 2 July 2019 This guideline covers identifying and managing depression in children and young people aged 5 to 18 years. Based on the stepped-care model, it aims to improve recognition and assessment and...

A whole-school approach to supporting children and young people’s mental health

Supporting the mental health of children and young people is a global priority. The issue is not specific to England. However, evidence suggests that one in ten children and young people in England has a...

Mental health needs of children and young people with learning disabilities

The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC) has published a report looking at the mental health needs of children and young people with learning disabilities in England. Findings from...

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Young people, social media and mental health

Barnardo’s has published a report looking at what children, young people and practitioners say about the impact of social media on mental health and wellbeing and the social media experiences of vulnerable children in the UK. Findings from 80...

Children in secure hospitals

  The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report on children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals in England. Findings include: on average, children who were in mental health hospitals in...

Adolescent mental health

The Children’s Society has published a report on the transition from child to adult mental health services. Key findings include: 1 in 6 17- to 19-year-olds experience a mental health problem; people aged 16-24 are the group at highest risk of...

Low-level mental health support

A report has been published by the Children’s Commissioner investigating the amount spent by local areas in England on low-level mental health support. Findings indicate that there is a wide disparity in spending between different areas, with 58% of...