Child suicide rate increase prompts fears of mental health crisis

A marked increase in the number of children dying by suicide has prompted campaigners to call for urgent action to address a “crisis” in young people’s mental health support. The figures...

Happiness study raises fears over children’s mental health

Children’s sense of overall happiness is at its lowest level for a decade, leaving them at risk of mental ill health, according to major charity analysis. The Children’s Society’s annual Good...

Parents ‘missing out on new baby health visits’

About one in four new parents in England is not seeing a health visitor when their baby turns one, increasing the risk of mental health problems going unnoticed, the NSPCC says. Read the full article on this...

Category - mental health

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...