Up and Down Mum

Parents can be so embarrassing when they behave in unusual ways – I think that most children want them to be conventional and unobtrusive. The Mum in this story is definitely not one to shrink back because...

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...

Category - mental health

Up and Down Mum

Parents can be so embarrassing when they behave in unusual ways – I think that most children want them to be conventional and unobtrusive. The Mum in this story is definitely not one to shrink back because, although she is fiercely loved by her...

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...