Fear of failure’ giving UK children lowest happiness levels in Europe

Children in the UK have the lowest levels of life satisfaction across Europe, with “a particularly British fear of failure” partly to blame, according to a major report into childhood happiness. More than a...

Concerns over ‘huge decline’ in young people’s mental health during lockdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a decline in young people’s mental health almost three times the national average, charities have warned.
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Primary schools given support on mental health and wellbeing

The Schools’ Wellbeing Partnership, in consultation with the Department for Education, has published support for primary schools to help them prepare their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic so that the...

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Children and young people’s mental health

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published the third annual children’s mental health briefing looking at the provision of children and young people’s mental health services in England. The report finds that in 2018/19: an additional...

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...