Teenage girls, body image and Instagram’s ‘perfect storm’

Emily started using Instagram when she was in her mid-teens and found it helpful at first. She used the photo-sharing app to follow fitness influencers, but what began as a constructive relationship with the...

Parents warn of tsunami of school-anxiety cases

Parent groups are warning of a “tsunami” of crippling school-anxiety cases leading to persistent and debilitating absence from education. There is no official data on absence due to school anxiety...

Sharp rise in acute medical beds occupied by children with nowhere else to go

A third of all children’s acute hospital beds in parts of England are being occupied by vulnerable children who do not need acute medical care but have nowhere else to go, safeguarding experts have warned...

Category - mental health

Parents warn of tsunami of school-anxiety cases

Parent groups are warning of a “tsunami” of crippling school-anxiety cases leading to persistent and debilitating absence from education. There is no official data on absence due to school anxiety and many affected pupils are labelled...